Free student meals
Winona Area Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch to all students 18 and under during the length of the school closure.
Families can request meals to be dropped off at bus stops throughout the district or to be picked up at school sites and Maplewood Townhomes in Winona.
Families will receive that day’s lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Refrigeration is needed to keep the food safe to consume.
For bus stops, the timing of deliveries depend on how many families sign up for the service. Those times will be communicated with you via email, but keep in mind they are approximate and you should plan for a 5-10 minute buffer on either end.
To sign up for bus-delivered meals, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/waps_busmeals
To sign up for meals at walk-up sites listed below, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/waps_meals.
- Washington-Kosciusko Elementary, 365 Mankato Ave, Winona
- Maplewood Townhomes, 1756 Kraemer Drive, Winona
- Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road, Winona
- Jefferson Elementary School, 1268 W 5th St., Winona
- Goodview Elementary School, 5100 9th St, Goodview
- Winona Senior High School, 901 Gilmore Ave., Winona
- Former Rollingstone Community School, 61 Main St, Rollingstone
If you cannot fill out the online form, please call the nutrition office at 507-494-0830 by 9 a.m. the day before you want to start delivery.
You do not need to have an enrolled student in Winona Area Public Schools to receive meals. All students 18 and under can receive meals, or students under 21 who are enrolled in a public school.
The WAPS School Nutrition Department is proud to fulfill a community need by providing free breakfast and lunch for all students 18 and under during distance learning.
We love seeing the signs and the cards while we are out delivering meals. Your support means the world to us.
If you are looking for other ways to support the work that we do, please consider a donation to our Feed the Kids Fund.
What is Feed the Kids?
The Feed the Kids Fund is a safety net for K-12 students that do not have sufficient funds in their accounts to cover the cost of school meals and who don’t qualify for meal benefits. This program was established to be a temporary solution until other arrangements can be made to assist the child and family on a more permanent basis.
As unfortunate as it is there are children who go hungry, even in this community. Parents may find themselves in situations that are beyond their control (such as medical problems, unemployment, or family difficulties) and this program will minimize the affect on the children due to these circumstances. Specifically the kids will be provided with nutritious meals. We know kids do better in school if they are well nourished.
How does it work?
Funds are available to provide K-12 students with a nutritious lunch when the need has been identified by the principal, teacher, or other staff member. Before the Feed the Kids funds can be accessed, a referral application must be completed and approved by the School Nutrition Office.
How can I contribute to the Feed the Kids fund?
Donations are needed and accepted year round from individuals or groups. Contributions should be mailed to the School Nutrition Office at 903 Gilmore Avenue, Winona, MN and checks made payable to Winona Area Public Schools Feed the Kids Fund.