WAPS School Nutrition Staff

WAPS Summer Meal Program returns

All children ages 18 and under in Winona will receive free meals through the Winona Area Public Schools Summer Meal program. 

This includes the return of the Summer Lunch Bus, which will once again be parked outside the Bob Welch Aquatic Center, 780 W. 4th St., from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on weekdays beginning Monday, June 13 and ending Friday, Aug. 12. 

Summer meals will also be distributed at the following locations: 

  • Goodview Elementary School, 5100 9th St., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 13-Aug. 26
  • Winona Middle School, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 13-Aug. 26
  • Camp Awesome at Pleasant Valley Church, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 22-24

There will be no meals on July 1 and July 4. 

At this time, USDA regulations state that meals must be eaten on site, which is a change from the previous two years. 

 

 

Application for Educational Benefits

All Winona Area Public Schools families are being asked to fill out the Application for Educational Benefits, also known as the free and reduced lunch form. 

Although breakfast and lunch will be provided free to all students in Winona Area Public Schools throughout the 2021-22 school year, it is still important for all district families to fill out the Application for Educational Benefits. 

Why? Because filling out and returning the form can benefit both your family and all families in Winona Area Public Schools in the following ways: 

  • Increased funding for WAPS to ensure that students receive the support they need
  • Reduced fees for sports and activities through WAPS
  • Your family could qualify for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), which is a federal temporary emergency benefit for families to purchase food
  • Discounts on fees associated with applying for college, ACT/SAT testing and more
  • Increased technology funds for WAPS to improve internet access and network services

It is more than just a meal application. 

There are several ways for families to apply. 

  • Log into the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. Once logged in, click on “More” on the left-hand side, then select “Meal Benefits” to complete the application. 
  • Print out and return the paper form linked here.
  • Fill it out in-person at Winona Senior High School, 901 Gilmore Ave., Winona. 

 

Jennifer Walters

School Nutrition Director
District Wide

Shannon Wolner

School Nutrition Manager
Winona Senior High School