News Article
Nutrition Services Update

Free Meals at Mahtomedi Public Schools will continue until the end

of the 2020-21 school year.


Free Meals at School

Our district has been approved to participate in a federal nutrition program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will waive the fees for all school meals until the end of the 2020-21 school year.


Breakfast and lunch are FREE for all students at all of our school buildings on school days.


Students will not submit any paperwork, they will just need to go through the cafeteria line to get breakfast or lunch. Please note that a la carte items and seconds for meals are available for purchase and will not be included in the free breakfasts and lunches.


Meal Packs for Distance Learning

In-Person learners will continue to receive free meals on days when they are in school and can pick up meals for days they are learning from home.

Students who are distance learning can receive meals for all scheduled school days by attending a meal pick up time noted below.

Meals will not be provided on holidays or scheduled days off. Meals are available for children ages 1-18 or enrolled in Passages Transition Program (up to age 21) in our school district. No paperwork is needed, just show up to pick up your meals.


Upcoming Meal Pack Pick Up Dates

Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Location: Mahtomedi High School, 8000 75th Street N., Mahtomedi

Tuesday, January 26
Friday, January 29
Tuesday, February 2
Friday, February 5
Tuesday, February 9
Friday, February 12
Tuesday, February 16
Friday, February 19
Tuesday, February 23
Friday, February 26


Weekly Backpack Food Program

Mahtomedi Public Schools, in partnership with the Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf, can provide a weekly bag of non-perishable breakfast and lunch items for students to bring home to those who sign up. Nothing is needed to qualify. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade who have signed up for the backpack program will also receive additional snacks each week for their snack times in their classrooms. If interested, please fill out this Google Form or contact Ali Middlebrook, MSW, LGSW. Email: or Office: 651-407-2304 Cell: 651-468-9634


Please note, you do not need to submit any paperwork to qualify for or access our free meal programs. Families in need of financial assistance for school activities should still fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application online at SchoolCafe ( or it can be obtained from the Nutrition Services website by using this form or through the school office secretaries.


Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.