School Lunch

boys eating school lunch

Hot lunch will be served four days a week in the 2023–2024 year on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays! Wednesdays will be a cold lunch day sent from home. On Wednesdays, as you may know, the kitchen is used to prepare Senior Lunch, and this program has been a staple of the community for many years. We would like to see this continue, so we ask that you send a cold lunch from home on Wednesdays for your child(ren). As such, we will be eating outside every Wednesday (weather permitting) in September, October, and maybe into November.

Also starting in the month of November, on the first Wednesday of every month until the end of the school year, we will be eating lunch by lantern. Lantern Lunch was created quite by accident, when we experienced a power outage in April—lucky us! We enjoyed the experience so much that we are adding this fun twist to our lunch program!

students eating lunch by lantern light

Hot lunch is $3.25 per lunch, including milk. Those that qualify for free or reduced will be notified. If you are having difficulties paying for hot lunch, please let us know as we can help.

Please send a cold lunch from home on:

  • Wednesdays

On cold lunch days, microwaves are available to heat up foods but not for cooking food. Milk is available with cold lunches for $.50, or you can send your own from home. Water or milk are the beverage choices for hot or cold lunch, so please do not send soda or juice. If you are having difficulties sending a cold lunch, please let us know as we can help.

The 2022–2023 hot lunch program has been supported by:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte, the Cook County Co-op, Empty Bowls, and very generous donors. Thank you all very much. We appreciate your support!

The 2023–2024 hot lunch program has been supported by:

Michael and Shelly Hanson ($1,000), Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte ($715), North Country Crafters ($400), Empty Bowls ($10,000), and Tofte General Store (free fresh fruits and fresh vegetables for the months of November, December, January, February, March, April, and May)! Thank you all very much! We appreciate your support!

Hot lunches are paid through the online Brightwheel system. Please contact us to get registered with the Brightwheel system. 

sweet and sour chicken with rice, pineapple and raspberries, broccoli, salad, milk, soy sauce on tray with fork
Crispy Chicken Sandwich, tater tots, green salad, fruit, and glass of milk
Soft Shell Tacos, Spanish rice, green salad, fruit, and glass of milk
Chicken burrito bowl, tortilla chips, fruit, and milk
spaghetti with meatballs, breadstick, grapes and orange slices, salad, milk on tray with fork
Calzones with marinara sauce, apple slices, cucumber and carrot with ranch, bean and corn salsa, and milk
Waffles with eggs, bacon, watermelon, and milk on tray with fork
Sloppy Joe, salad, orange slices, potatoes with ketchup, and milk on tray with fork
Lasagna, thousand island salad, orange slices, seasoned broccoli, with milk on tray with fork
Chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, green salad, fruit, and milk
Chicken Alfredo pasta bake, breadstick, green salad, fruit and milk
Meatball sub, salad, apple slices, celery with raisins on tray with fork
Baked Italian sandwich, Normandy vegetables, green salad, fruit & milk
Waffles, sausage patties, yogurt, fruit, milk on tray with fork
Heart-shaped french toast, fruit salad, sausage, yogurt, and glass of milk
Lasagna, salad, fruit salad, bread, and glass of milk
Quesadilla, salad, corn, orange slices, and glass of milk
Tater tot hotdish, salad, green beans, apple slices, and a glass of milk
Teriyaki Chicken, salad, grapes, cookie bar, and glass of milk
Salad, cheese pizza, sauce, apples, and milk
Salad, chips-n-salsa, fruit, quesadilla, and milk
Salad, tater-tots, apple slices, Italian sandwich, and milk
Salad, slice of cheese pizza, green beans, grapes, and milk
Salad, chicken parmesan sliders, french fries, fruit, and milk
Hamburger casserole, roasted broccoli, green salad, fruit, and milk
Salad, carrots, celery, oranges, milk, pizza on a tray
Chicken Fajitas, corn, green salad, fruit, milk/water