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LINQ Connect

As of May 23, 2023, our MPS school meal platform is now LINQ Connect! This new platform is an upgrade from TITAN Family Portal and if you had previously used TITAN, there is no need to change your username or password! Simply log in at LINQConnect.com. Your student and payment information will automatically transfer to the new LINQ Connect.

If you already have a TITAN bookmark in your web browser, you will automatically be redirected to LINQConnect.com. You may choose to either rename your existing bookmark, or create a new one for LINQConnect.com. If you used the TITAN Family Connect app on your smart device, the new LINQ Connect app is available from either Google Play or the App Store. You may find more information in the right hand column of this page.

The new LINQ Connect platform will provide a fresh new look and new features to make it easier to deposit meal funds, pay balances, view menus and allergens, apply for educational benefits (AEB), and more.

If you are a new LINQ user, getting started is easy!

    Register at LINQConnect.com by clicking on the REGISTER button near the upper right corner. Enter your name, email address, and a password of your choice. Then choose your language and time zone (GMT-06:00 Central Time US & Canada) and check the "I agree to the Terms of Use" button. Then click the SUBMIT button.
    Verify your account by clicking on the email verification link sent to your email address. Then click the Back to LINQ Connect button.
  3. SIGN IN
    Your should now be automatically signed in. If you aren't automatically signed in, go to LINQConnect.com and click on the LOGIN button near the upper right corner. Then enter your email address and the password you just created and then click the SIGN IN button. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your student is new to Minneapolis Public Schools, you will be unable to link them in LINQConnect.com until their first day of school. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please be assured that your student can still receive meals even if they are not linked during the first days of service. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact info.cws@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Additional Support:

LINQ Connect Quick Tips

  • Low balance alerts for lunch accounts are automatically sent when the balance is $5.00 or below. Low balance alert levels can be adjusted for your student in LINQ Connect.
  • Negative balance alerts are automatically sent when the balance is $0.00 or below. Negative balances accrued prior to approval for educational benefits cannot be reversed per federal regulations. 
  • The first breakfast meal and the first lunch meal each school day are no-cost to all enrolled students. Second meals and/or a la carte items such as milk only will require funds in the student account.

Please note that LINQ does charge a $1.00 fee per transaction to deposit funds. To avoid this fee, you can send a check to your student’s school, labeled for the lunch room coordinator. Please make checks payable to MPS Culinary & Wellness Services. Be sure your student name(s) are included on the check to ensure the money is credited to the proper account. Contact info.cws@mpls.k12.mn.us with any questions regarding LINQ, meal balances, or student eligibility and IDs.

Lunch Balance Donations

Minneapolis Public Schools welcomes and appreciates any effort to help reduce or eliminate student negative lunch balances. Lunch balance donations are made directly to AchieveMpls via the steps below: 

  • Visit the Achieve GIVE website 
  • Select the gift amount
  • Under Designation, click “Other” and write in “School Lunch Balance." (If you wish for your donation to be applied to a specific school, please indicate the name of the school in the Leave a Comment section).
  • Continue with entering billing details as directed

Donated funds are reviewed monthly and then applied to balances based on their designations. Those with no designations are applied to balances based on need.

The Application for Educational Benefits (formerly known as Free and Reduced) can be completed online now. Click here to get started!

EVERY FAMILY. EVERY YEAR. ALL families with children enrolled in the Minneapolis Public Schools district should complete an Application for Educational Benefits each year.

Information provided on Applications for Educational Benefits:
  • Generates millions of dollars in funding for Minneapolis Public Schools and our schools, students, and families.
  • Determines benefits for students and families such free bus cards and discounted internet service. All families are strongly encouraged to complete an application for their household.