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 FNS Administrative Assistant 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 September 29th, the elementary schools will only be offering one lunch option (hot lunch option) till further notice. We will notify you when we are able to return to both options.
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, Frist 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 AssistantWillmar Middle School:FNS AssistantSenior High:FNS Lead CashierFNS 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
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is drived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at USDA Complaint Filing website, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request a form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint from or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Willmar Education and Arts Center Building611 SW 5th StreetWillmar, MN 56201
Director of FNSAnnette Derouin, MPH, RDN, SNSderouina@willmar.k12.mn.us
Assistant Director of FNSDanaca Jensen, RD, LD320-231-8473
FNS Production CoordinatorTheresa Herding
FNS Business Coordinator
FNS Administrative AssistantScott Ludwig320-231-8516