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.
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.**
Food and Nutrition Services Help WantedWillmar Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services have positions available in the following locations:Please check our website for our current open positions and apply!Roosevelt Elementary: FNS Assistant- 4 hour position (2 available)Kennedy Elementary: FNS Assistant- 3 1/4 hour positionWillmar Senior High: FNS Assistant- 4 hour position (2 available)Please call 320-231-8473 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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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
320-231-8521Responsibilities: Overall department management, billing and finance, and staff management
Assistant Director of FNSRose Erickson, MS, RD320-231-8473Responsibilities: New employee recruiting/hiring/training, menus, special diets/allergens, nutrition information, nutrition education, and student wellness committee
FNS Production CoordinatorTheresa Herding
320-231-8529Responsibilities: Purchasing of food and supplies, billing, purchase orders, and production support
FNS Business Coordinator
320-231-8526Responsibilities: Free and reduced meal applications, direct certification, P-EBT, monthly meal claims, and cashier support
FNS Administrative Assistant
320-231-8516Responsibilities: Meal account payments, general inquiries, scheduling of meetings for Director and Assistant Director, and office support