Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)
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. 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.
Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens:
Summer meals at no cost are available to all children 18 years of age or younger! For more information please visit:
www.summereatsmn.org Or Text “Summer Meals” to 97779
Meals will be available for pick up starting June 7, 2021 through August 27, 2021 at Lakeland Elementary from 11:30am to 12:30pm, Montday -Friday. Closed July 5, 2021.
Check out the enclosed flyer: 2021 Summer Food Service Program
Food and Nutrition Services Help WantedWillmar Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services have positions available in the following locations:Substitute Positions - Various LocationsPlease all 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 EMPLOYER.
If your household has not yet applied for Free/Reduced meals for this school year. It is very important that you apply before February 28, 2021 as your family may qualify for additional funds for grocery money through a federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) card.If you apply before February 28, 2021, you may be eligible for retroactive benefits to September 2020. If you do not apply before February 28th, you may only be eligible from the date you apply through June 2021.The free and reduced application 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.Please consider filling out the application as soon as possible in order for it to be processed before the February 28th deadline."------------------------------------------------------------------------The P-EBT 2020-2021 school year benefits will be coming soon! P-EBT is a temporary food benefit to families with childrren who would have received free and reduced-price meals if schools were open. See the attached flyer.
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 CoordinatorOrly Herrera
FNS Administrative AssistantScott Ludwig320-231-8516