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Food Service

February (TBD)

Free Meals

During distance learning, which started November 30, 2020, parents/guardians have the option to pick up FREE breakfast and lunch for WEM PreK through grade 12 students. Meals will only be available on school days. Meals will not be available on scheduled days off or during inclement weather. We will not be doing home delivery at this time. 

Beginning Monday, December 7, 2020, the school is expanding meal pick-up locations to 6 distribution sites. If you would like meals, someone from your family can go to any of these sites to pick them up after registering. Everyone must sign up using the links below for your pick-up site so we know how many meals to prepare and where to send them. Everyone must complete the form again, by location, even if they were already receiving meals.

Meal Pick-Up Locations

Waterville School Loading Dock Area - sign up form
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Morristown School Front Door - sign-up form
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Morristown Riverside Mobile Home Park - sign-up form
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  

Kilkenny Fire Hall - sign-up form
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Elysian School - sign-up form 
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Warsaw Channel Inn Parking Lot - sign-up form
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, have trouble signing up, or want to register over the phone, please contact Becky Fessel at 507-362-4439 / You may also contact Nancy Culhane, Food Service Director, at Please allow extra time for a response as Nancy is usually busy with meal preparation.


Once students return to in-person learning at school, we expect to continue offering all WEM students breakfasts and lunches free of charge until the grant from the USDA has exhausted its resources. This program extends to students who are not physically in the school building on days the learning model requires them to be off-campus. These students must contact Becky Fessel at 507-362-4431, ext. 326 prior to 3:00 p.m. the day before they would like a meal. These meals will be available on a pick-up basis at the Morristown school from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and at the Waterville school at 12:30 p.m.

We are excited to provide this wonderful program to our school community and hope each family takes full advantage of this opportunity.

2020-21 Lunch Changes

Once the USDA grant funds for free meals as per above are depleted, meals will be at full price unless you have qualified for free/reduced meals. If you have not turned in your f/r meal application, get it turned in right away to avoid charges. Applications must be completed every new school year. Applications were included in the school calendar that was mailed to parents at the start of the year. You may also download an application for free/reduced meals.

Effective September 8, 2020, elementary lunch (K-6) will be served in the classroom. High school lunch students will eat in two different assigned shifts in the cafeteria. Milk will be available for purchase during meal delivery for $0.55. There will not be extra items for purchase at this time (cookies, bottled water, etc).

All distance learners will have an option to pick up a bag lunch meal (which will follow the lunch menu) from 11:30 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Parents will need to call Becky Fessel at 507-362-4431, ext 326 by 9:00 a.m. on that day to request a lunch and designate pick up location for Waterville or Morristown.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Nancy Culhane, Food Service Director, at 507-685-4222 or


(Students approved for reduced priced lunch receive free breakfast)

4-6…………………………………… $2.80
7-12…………………………………  .$3.10

Reduced………………………………..$ .00
Milk……………………………………...$ .55
The ala carte system of items and prices (all prices are subject to change) are available only in students in the 9-12 grades. Everyone must have money in their accounts to purchase off this line. This includes full paid, reduced, and free priced students. This line is also set up to make a reimbursable meal. You have to take three of the five food groups. French fries do not count, they are always an extra cost.

Lunch money is handled by a computerized system. Each student should give his/her assigned number to the computer operator when they go through the lunch line. The lunch will be charged against the balance in each child's lunch account.

 Parents will need to send money (preferably a check) in an envelope with the student's grade, name, and account number written on the front of the envelope. Students should take their lunch money to the cafeteria in the morning. Checks and cash cannot be accepted from students when they go through the lunch line.

The Waterville building operates on one computer system. The Morristown building operates from a different computer system. If you have a child in each building, please indicate on the check the amount to be deposited in each child's account. It is very helpful if you would send separate checks for the two different areas.

Milk break money should be paid for separately from breakfast/lunch. Please send a separate check to you child 's building. 

It is recommended that parents keep a positive lunch balance by depositing at least one week's worth of lunch money in their child's account. Parents can pay in advance for one month or greater.

When a student's account has a balance of $4.00, a slip will be given to the student by the lunchroom clerk. When the account has a deficit balance, the student will be allowed to charge only one lunch or breakfast. Additional charges to a negative account will result in the students receiving a peanut butter or cheese sandwich at a cost of 80 cents. The student will be expected to bring lunch money the following day.

All students purchasing a second meal or an extra milk will have their account charged the regular price for that item, no matter if the student is on full, reduced, or free meal program. If your child is eligible for free lunch, you may deposit money into their account to cover a second meal or ANY milk purchases. Students bringing a cold lunch and wishing to purchase milk must have money in their account.

W-E-M Schools has a
for grades K-12.
School Board Policy states that all students are expected to stay on the school property during the noon hour.
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