Willmar Schools to offer free meals to anyone 18 and younger this summer

Free meals for anyone 18 years old and younger will be available at Willmar Public Schools this summer, from June 8 through Aug. 26 at Lakeland Elementary School and at several other buildings during the June summer school session.


WILLMAR — Free summer meals will be available to any child 18 or younger this summer through Willmar Public Schools.

The Summer Food Service Program uses federal funding to provide nutritious meals for young people when school is out.

Meals will be served in school cafeterias Monday through Friday at Lakeland Elementary School from June 8 through Aug. 26. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

Meals must be eaten at the school site and will no longer be available for pickup. Meals will be available at three other schools during the district’s June summer school session.

Cafeterias at Willmar Middle School, Willmar Senior High School and the Area Learning Center will serve meals Monday through Thursday from June 8 through June 30.


Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. at the high school and ALC and from 9 to 10 a.m. at the middle school.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon at the high school and ALC and from noon to 1 p.m. at the middle school.

For more information, visit or call Willmar Public Schools Food and Nutrition Department at 320-231-8521 .

In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: or phone 320-214-4340
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