State law establishes a policy regarding unpaid meal charges that prohibits shaming and/or denying meals.
Minnesota Statutes 124D.111 Lunch Aid; Food service Accounting.
Subdivision 4. No fees. A participant that receives school lunch aid under this section must make lunch available without charge to all participating students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. The participant must also ensure that any reminders for payment of outstanding student meal balances do not demean or stigmatize any child participating in the school lunch program.
Unpaid Student Meal Debt—Guidance
Policy regarding unpaid meal charges prohibits shaming and/or denying meals.