The mission of the Wilmington School Food Service Program is to serve adequate and nutritious foods that support academic success and encourage lifelong healthy eating patterns.
The Wilmington School Food Service Program consists of eight on-site kitchens – two kindergartens, four elementary, one middle school and one high school. The Food Service Administrator’s Office is located at Wilmington High School.
The Food Service Program currently serves lunches at all school and provides before/after school feeding for the CARES program at the two kindergartens and four elementary schools. We strive to meet the needs of all students, both nutritionally and socially, by serving meals in a welcoming, pleasant atmosphere.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Congress created the NSLP after an investigation into the health of young men rejected in the World War II draft revealed a connection between physical deficiencies and childhood malnutrition. Congress enacted the 1946 National School Lunch Act as a “measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s children.” Our school lunch program complies with the United States Department of Agriculture’s food based menu-planning system and nutrient standards, providing meals that meet 1/3 of the RDA (recommended dietary allowance) for calories, as well as required levels of other key nutrients, including fat, saturated fat, protein, vitamin A & C, iron, and calcium. Hot lunches are served daily in all the schools. Students may choose from a variety of lunch options including alternate meals at all grade levels. The high school has more choices including a salad bar and a pizza line. The middle and the high schools also have a snack bar with a wide variety of approved snack items.
With current national attention being focused on children’s health and wellness issues, Wilmington School Food Service is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view their child’s account balance through a web site called MyNutrikids.com.
Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child’s eating history report. This history report will show you all dates and purchases he/she has made at lunch within the past thirty days. Please understand, this system will allow you to view it if they purchased lunch, but not specifically what they purchased.
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We are very excited to offer these new services, and are confident this new system will benefit you, your child and our District. However, if you choose not to take advantage of the online prepayment service you may continue to make advance payments via check, which should be made payable to the Wilmington Food Service. Please write your child’s full name on the check.
If you have any questions about these new services, please feel free to contact my office at 978-694-6064.
Add Students to Your Family Account
If you do not know your child’s id number, you may call the food service office and request this information at 978-694-6064, please do not email. You may also find your child’s id number on an account memo (if you have received one).
How to Make a Deposit
As a partner in community wellness, the Food Service Department offers the Senior Citizen home-delivered and congregate meals program, currently located at the West Intermediate School. For more details, please contact the Food Service Office at (978) 694-6064 or the Senior Center at (978) 657-7595.
Milk/Juice(Kindergartens & Elementary Schools...$.60
Milk/Juice(High School & Middle School...$0.60
*Lunch includes: main dish or alternative choice, vegetable, fruit/juice and milk
Free and reduced lunches are available for eligible students; both generally require the household to fill out a school meals application. If you think your household may qualify, please contact the Food Service Office at 978.694.6064 for more information and application forms.
Wilmington School Food Service Department is a self-supporting department within the School Department. All food and equipment purchases, most maintenance, all salaries including the Director and Secretary are paid from the Foodservice revolving account. Revenues obtained are used solely for the support and improvement of the School Food Service Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for the employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination complaint form, found on line at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send you completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjunction, 1400 Independence Ave., S. W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9420, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Mary Palen, Director