Free Summer Meals at Northeast Wisconsin Schools

Free Summer Lunches

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. For that reason, area schools, parks, and youth centers will offer free summer meals to children 18 years and under.

The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children receive meals when school is out for the summer. These free summer meals can be found across Northeast Wisconsin at many locations. Help us to ensure everyone sees this list that needs it by sharing it with your friends.

 

Free Meals at Appleton Schools

All children 18 years and under are eligible to receive FREE meals at Appleton Area School District summer school locations. Children do not need to attend the school to receive the meals and there is no need to register or sign up ahead of time.
All families can pick up weekly meal packs on Wednesdays from June 16 through July 7, 2021.
Weekly meal packs will contain 7 days of breakfasts and lunches.
Dates: June 16, June 23, June 30, and July 7. Weekly meal pick up will be from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information:
Food Service Office, Aramark (920)832-6221 or Summer School Office, (920)832-4976

Locations:

East High School
2121 E. Emmers Dr. Appleton, Wisconsin

Wilson Middle School East High School
225 N Badger Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

Free Meals at Menasha Schools

Free meals are offered for all students 18 and younger at the following schools (no meal July 5th) 

See Menasha Schools Food Service for information.

Clovis Grove Elementary
974 9th St Menasha, Wisconsin
Monday through Friday
June 17 – July 9, 2021
Lunch: 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm 
Walk up and get a cold lunch 18 and under 
No need to be enrolled in summer school
Resumes again July 14- August 26th, 11am-noon 

Menasha High School
Restricted to Summer School Only
420 7th St, Menasha, Wisconsin
Monday through Thursday
June 14 – July 9th  
Breakfast: 7:30 am 
Lunch: 12:30 pm 

Free Meals at Neenah Schools

Free meals are offered for all students 18 and younger at the following schools in 2021 on Mondays through Thursdays from June 14 through July 19 11:30 a.m-Noon or 5:00-5:30. Must be ordered in advance. The form to order is on the district website

Shattuck Middle School 
600 Elm Street, Neenah, WI 54956

Clayton Elementary
2916 Fairview Rd, Neenah, WI 54956

Free Meals at Green Bay Schools

Green Bay has many opportunities for kids 18 and under to get a summer lunch. Many Green Bay Schools and parks are participating in this program. A full list and interactive map of schools, times, dates, and meals available here.

Free Meals at Oshkosh Schools

Children 18 years of age and under, as well as persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year.

The Summer Food Service Program schedule is as follows:

North High School
June 7 – July 16 (Monday through Friday) 
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:20 a.m. 
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – Noon and 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Jefferson Elementary
June 14 – July 8 (Monday through Thursday)
Breakfast: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – Noon

Oaklawn Elementary
June 14 – July 8 (Monday through Thursday) 
Breakfast: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. 
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – Noon

Carl Traeger Elementary
June 14 – July 8 (Monday through Thursday) 
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – Noon 
(NOTE: Community members must enter via Door #23 due to construction at the main entrance.)

All community members participating in the free meal program will be asked to follow the OASD’s COVID-19 safety protocols while in district buildings.

Free Meals at Boys & Girls Clubs Appleton and Menasha

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley will serve free meals for breakfast and lunch (and snacks at some locations) to children 18 years old younger. Adults who are physically or mentally disabled and who participate in a private or nonprofit school program during the school year are eligible, as well. No registration needed.

Summer Food Service Program Details:

  • What: Free meals for youth through the Summer Food Service Program
  • When: June 7th – August 13th, between 8:30-9:30 AM and 11:45 AM-1:00 PM, Monday-Friday (not available July 2 or 5)
  • Where: Boys & Girls Club of Appleton (160 S. Badger Ave.) and Boys & Girls Club of Menasha (600 Racine St.)
  • Who is eligible:  Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under.  Persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well. Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.  

For more information, contact Greg Lemke-Rochon, chief executive officer, at 920-750-5801.

Radford Center – Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh 
501 E Parkway Ave, Oshkosh
Monday – Friday
June 7- August 20, 2021 (No meal July 5th) 
Lunch: To-Go Style Lunch 11:30 am- 12:00 pm 

Other Locations Across the Area

Lincoln Elementary School
201 E Washington St, New London, Wisconsin
July 12 – August 6, 2021
Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 7:45 am – 8:30 am
Lunch: 11:20 am – 12:00 pm
No registration required 18 and under

Clintonville Middle School*
255 North Main Street , Clintonville, Wisconsin (across from High School)
June 14 – July 9, 2021
Monday through Thursday
Breakfast: 7:50 am – 8:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
No need to register 18 and under

*This meal used to be served at the high-school, but due to construction, it’s now served at the Middle School

De Pere Optimist Park
801 Cook St, De Pere, Wisconsin
June 14 – August 20, 2021
Monday through Thursday (Double meal provided Thursdays to include Fridays)
Lunch: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 11-11:30, Wednesday only: 12-12:30
No registration required
No meal distributed July 5th

De Pere Middle School
700 Swan Road, De Pere Wisconsin
June 14 – August 20, 2021
Monday through Thursday (Double meal provided Thursdays to include Fridays)
Lunch: 10:45-11:45 am 
No registration required
No meal distributed July 5th

Pulaski Community Middle School
911 S Saint Augustine St, Pulaski, Wisconsin
June 14 – June 25, July 5th-July 16, July 19-July 30 2021
Monday through Friday
Breakfast: Times TBD
Lunch: 10:00- 10:45 am for non summer school students 11:00-1:00 for enrolled summer school students

Youth Go
213 Nicolet Blvd, Neenah, WI 54956 

Youth Go provides a daily snack and meal for those youth in attendance at their center. Monday through Friday they have a snack out right away at 3pm. Monday-Thursday dinner is at 7pm for youth in grades 7-12. On Fridays dinner is served at 5pm.  

For the summer the hours will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday:
3-5:30pm for youth in grades 5-8
6-9:30pm for youth in grades 7-12

Fridays:
3-7:30pm for youth in grades 5-12

Summer Food Service Boys and Girls Club Appleton/Menasha:

  • What: Free meals for youth through the Summer Food Service Program
  • When: June 7th – August 13th, between 8:30-9:30 AM and 11:45 AM-1:00 PM, Monday-Friday (not available July 2 or 5)
  • Where: Boys & Girls Club of Appleton (160 S. Badger Ave.) and Boys & Girls Club of Menasha (600 Racine St.)
  • Who is eligible:  Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under.  Persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well. Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.  

Freedom Center Food Pantry
1110 S. Oneida St, Appleton

When they have enough volunteers, the Freedom Center Food Pantry will run a drive-thru for pre-assembled boxes or bags of food items including milk from 2:45 – 6 pm on 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month. Find more information on their website and follow their Facebook page for future updates.

There are many meal site locations across the state. To find which is closest to you, there is a map locator here.

We’re working to update this list as more locations are added. Please let us know if you know of a site that is not included. Thank you!

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