Food, drink and gift card guidelines

You must follow these rules when you buy food, drinks or gift cards with public money.

What to know

This two-page document outlines:

  • Allowable food and drink expenses
  • Public outreach program criteria
  • Limits on:
    • Funding source
    • Amount
  • Pre-approval process for food and drink expenses
  • Gift cards policy

The policy was updated in October 2023. 

Food, drink and gift card guidelines for NCR-funded organizations

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Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave., Room 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday