Food Services

International Falls Public Schools Request for Bids

Independent School District #361 is seeking bids for Milk and Bread for the 24-25 school year. Bid forms and specifications can be found below.

About Us

We as food service professionals “thank you” for the opportunity to serve your child(ren). Our school menus provide a variety of choices that accommodate student preferences as well as meeting the guidelines established by USDA. The intent of the breakfast and lunch meal guidelines is to promote the consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. All the menus are analyzed to ensure they meet the established USDA guidelines.

For more information on how we make sure your child has the best nutritional options available to them, please visit the links below:

Application for Educational Benefits

Would you like to make a difference in your child’s school? Well, here’s how!

Every year your family receives a Application for Educational Benefits. It is important to fill out this form and return it to school for two reasons:

  • Children from families that earn below a certain income level can receive educational benefits (Qualification for assistance is based on household size and income as determined by USDA). Applicants that qualify will receive free lunch and breakfast. We want to help your child eat a healthy balanced diet. Studies have shown that they enjoy the benefits of improved attentiveness and cognition, and have more energy to perform their best.

  • Applications are used to match funding our school receives for resources for students such as books and classroom furniture.

The application is easy to fill out and easy to understand. Also, you do not have to worry about your information being shared with others because application information is CONFIDENTIAL. Students who receive educational benefits are not identified. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school’s front office. Some parents are concerned about listing income amounts and social security numbers on the application. Any personal information you provide will not be shared. Your information will only be used to determine your child’s eligibility for the school meal programs.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this form so that your child may qualify for these important benefits.

We encourage applying for your Educational Benefits Application online this year. It will be contactless and still confidential.

Paper Applications

This form must be completed each year.  Paper applications are mailed to each household in August, or in your child’s school office.
You can also click the link below for a printable copy.

Apply Online

Follow the instructions below to apply online through your Skyward Family Access account. Login to your Skyward Family Access account (ensure All Areas or Family/Student Access are selected from the dropdown), and navigate to the Food Services tab on the left side of the screen.

Once there, follow these instructions:

If parent(s) or guardian(s) do not have a user name setup, or have forgotten their password/username, for Skyward Family Access they can contact the school Technology Department. Make sure that either 'All Areas' or 'Family/Student Access' is selected in the drop down underneath the login portal.

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Contact Us

If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions; we would like to hear them. Please feel free to contact any of the following:

Overall Program Direction:

Karla Olson-Line, Food Service Director
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1132 | Email

Foodservice Account Information:

Michelle Hopkins, Food Service Coord.
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1181 | Email

Falls High School Kitchen:

Cherie Sweney, Head Cook
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1133

Falls Elementary School Kitchen:

Angela Hoopman, Head Cook
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1266

Food Service Staff

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Lenard Bobst
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Brenda Crow
(218) 283-2571 | Send Message

Angela Hoopman

Sandra Johnson
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Angela Hoopman, FES Head Cook
(218) 283-2571 | Send Message

Kristal Mayfield

Kristal Mayfield
(218) 283-2571 | Send Message

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Trena Schultz
(218) 283-2571 | Send Message

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Travis Shock
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Cherie Sweney

Cherie Sweney, FHS Head Cook
(218) 283-2571 | Send Message

Vera Vasilyev

Vera Vasilyev
(218) 283-2571 | Send Message

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Kari Benedix
(218) 283-2571 | Send Message