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Here’s where to get lunch and breakfast for kids while schools are closed


Several school districts around Dane County have posted instructions for students to receive lunch and breakfast from the schools during the closure.

On Sunday, Public Health Madison and Dane County ordered all schools closed immediately, after Governor Tony Evers ordered schools closed beginning March 18.

The Madison Metropolitan School District has announced neighborhood food sites, where lunch and breakfast food will be distributed while schools are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Food distribution for MMSD students will take place at the following times and locations:

Information about district-issued Chromebooks, free internet access and other resources is available at https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/mmsd-covid-19-updates.

Information about the other Dane County districts is below:

Barneveld School District: No information on website as of Monday, 3/16


Belleville School District: No information on website as of Monday, 3/16


Deerfield Community School District – No information on website as of Monday, 3/16


DeForest Area School District 


Additional communication will be sent this week about opportunities for families to access our food service program and how to support your child’s learning, including requested devices for home use.

Dodgeville School District:


Dodgeville School District’s Extended School Closure Meal Program:

Dodgeville School District will offer free and healthy meals to all school aged students during the upcoming school closure period.  Please register for the meals by filling out https://bit.ly/2QgMU2n.  If you do not have access to the form, please leave a voicemail at (608) 574-2991 to get registered.

Marshall School District:


Additional Information: Building offices will be open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm for families to pick-up student medications, technology, or other personal items needed in the short-term. Food Service updates will be communicated.

McFarland School District:


Essential Services

We are working on a plan to make meals available for pick up as early as Monday 3/16.  We are also working on plans to deliver meals and other items. Details to follow as soon as possible, including how to sign up for these services.

Middleton-Cross Plains School District: No information on website as of Monday, 3/16


Monona Grove School District:


The Monona Grove School District School Nutrition Department will be providing FREE pre-packaged, grab-and-go Breakfast and Lunch to any child age 18 and under.  In order to ensure that enough meals are available we are asking families to complete the following meal request form no later than 11:59 pm the prior day. School Nutrition staff will prepare and along with Nelson’s Bus Service deliver meals to each of the identified site at the time published on a daily basis (Monday thru Friday).  Each day children ages 18 and under will receive two (2) pre-packaged meals (lunch for the day of and breakfast for the following day) FREE.

Mount Horeb School District


Access to Meals: We have moved up our timeline for providing meals to students. Beginning March 16, 2020 (through the mandatory period of school closure, including spring break) we will implement the following schedule for those students needing access to breakfast and lunch:

  • Blue Mounds (Division Street/Main Street) 11:30-12:00 
  • Grundahl Park (Parking lot on S Blue Mounds Street) 11:30-11:45 
  • Mount Horeb Family Aquatic Center 11:50–12:05 
  • Waltz Park (Near Shelter) 12:10-12:30 
  • Zwingli United Church of Christ (Mount Vernon) 11:30-12:00 
  • Mount Horeb Area School District Office 7:00-3:30 (Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.)

Oregon School District:


Meal Planning:

We are very aware of challenges that school closures create for families. The District is making the following preparations:

  • Food bags from Friends of Oregon School District (FOSD) intended for Spring Break are being prepared today. The distribution plan to families who receive these bags will be finalized in the next 24 hours.
  • OSD is working on a plan to offer breakfast/lunch for any student who would like access to meals. We are working on the details and will share this plan Monday (3/16).
  • Community members interested in helping can make a monetary donation to FOSD, which will funnel the funds to OSD to help pay for this expanded food service program. 

Stoughton Area School District:


Breakfast and lunch to students: We are still in the process of determining if and how we can provide breakfast and lunch to our children.  More information to come.

Sun Prairie School District:


Food Service

We are also committed to providing food service for families in need.  We will be operating from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following school sites beginning Wednesday, March 18th.  No family will be turned away, even if they do not attend one of these schools. Children must be present at distribution, and each child will receive a lunch and a breakfast for the next morning.  Please know that due to the circumstances, there will be limited availability for those with dietary needs, including gluten-free and allergies.

Drive-through food service will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following sites:

  • CH Bird Elementary – 1170 N. Bird Street
  • Westside Elementary – 1320 Buena Vista Drive
  • Northside Elementary – 230 W. Klubertanz Drive

Verona School District:


Meal Distribution: Free cold lunches and breakfasts will be available for all students age 18 and under on a grab-and-go basis from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. starting Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 20th at the following locations:

  • Harriet Park Shelter, 414 Mary Lou St, Verona
  • Nakoma Heights Community Room, 4929 Chalet Gardens Rd, Fitchburg
  • Stone Crest Apartments Community Room, 5673 King James Ct, Fitchburg

Waunakee Community School District


Kids and families across Wisconsin often depend on our schools to access food and care. We are going to continue working to do everything we can to ensure kids and families have the resources and support they need while schools are closed.

From Waunakee Community School District’s Food Service Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WWarriorLunch

Waunakee Community School District Parents:

We’re working on a plan for food for our families in the district that are in need during the closure. We’re meeting as an Admin team early next week to iron out the details, so stay tuned. Parents will receive an email and it’ll be on the district’s Facebook page soon.

-Connie Vacho; Director of Food Services for Waunakee Community School District

Wisconsin Heights School District – No Info.