Free Meal Information
Last week parents were notified that ZM students would be eligible for free meals beginning September 11 through a state waiver scheduled to be in effect until December 31, 2020 or unless funds are exhausted earlier.
The above program is now open to all children ages 0-18 in our community and is like the Grab 'n Go program that ran this past summer. The only change is that an order form is now required. ZM requests that distance learning students use this form for ordering meals. Students currently in school, including hybrid students, are already covered under the free meal program that began September 11.
It is important that parents continue to fill out the Application for Educational Benefits (free/reduced form) to ensure that when the free meal funds are exhausted, their child/children will be automatically eligible free or reduced benefits, depending upon application approval. Schools depend upon the dollars generated through the free/reduced meal program to fund programs such as Title I, credit recovery, paraprofessional support, etc. That is why it is so very important that the applications are completed for eligible families.
To order breakfast and lunch for the week, parents/guardians should complete and submit the order form each Monday by 8:00 a.m. Meals will be available for pick up by an adult or child/student between 1:30-2:00 p.m. each Wednesday at Door 1 in Mazeppa or Door 11 in Zumbrota. It is important that the meals are picked up promptly between the required time frame.
REMEMBER: Parents/guardians need to submit a new order form each Monday to ensure an accurate count for Wednesday pick up. Meals will not be prepared and cannot be picked up unless the form is submitted each Monday.
THE KITCHEN REQUESTS THAT YOU DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM FOR THE NEXT WEEK'S MEALS UNDER AFTER MEAL PICK UP ON WEDNESDAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION ON THIS.
If you have questions, please contact the District Office.