Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)
Welcome to the Food and Nutrition Service Page! Student Nutrition is an important part of the school day. Willmar Public Schools participates in the National Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Kindergarten Milk Program in addition to other child nutrition programs. School lunches and school breakfasts are served at all schools. Our district provides a great variety of meals packed with the energy children need to learn and grow. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please contact the Food and Nutrition Department at 320-231-8516.
No Kid HungryImportant Update: No Kid Hungry Texting Line Move to a New Number
As you may know, No Kid Hungry oversees a national texting hotline that helps parents, caregivers, community leaders and others find food assistance (summer meal sites and/or emergency food distribution sites) in their communities. This texting service is making a difference - since the start of the pandemic, more than 235,000 families have texted the site for information on how to locate food assistance in their communities.
**The 877-877 texting number will be discontinued this month. From now on, parents and caregivers should text the word “FOOD” (or “COMIDA”) to 304-304 to find the nearest meal sites. They can also continue to find information online, visiting NoKidHungry.org/Help or NoKidHungry.org/Ayuda.**
Hot Meal Option:
Starting March 14th, the elementary schools will start providing deli meat and cheese sandwiches daily as an alternate lunch option to students. Hot lunch meals will continue to be provided as planned. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Food and Nutrition Department at email@example.com or at 320-231-8516. Thank you!
Free Meals for Children 18 Years of Age and Younger:
Breakfast and Lunch are available for pick up at Lakeland Elementary School: 9:30am to 10am. Meals will not be served during school breaks and/or inclement weather.
Meals are First Come, First Serve and Menu Subject to Change.
Food and Nutrition Services Help WantedWillmar Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services have positions available in the following locations:Lakeland Elementary:FNS AssistantLunchroom SupervisorKennedy Elementary:FNS AssistantRoosevelt Elementary:FNS Assistant (2)Senior High:FNS Assistant (3)Substitute Positions - Various LocationsPlease call 320-231-8516 for additional info or apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/willmar/onlineapp/default.aspxor pick up an application at our District Office (WEAC) located at 611 SW 5th Street in Willmar.THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.
The Application for Education Benefits helps the district in other ways too, by completing the application more money is given to the schools to provide education for your children, and helps the schools provide other services your child might need.
Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Willmar Education and Arts Center Building611 SW 5th StreetWillmar, MN 56201
Director of FNSDanaca Jensen, RD, LDjensend@willmar.k12.mn.us
Assistant Director of FNSRose Adamski, MS