Free Meal Information

Free Meal Information
Posted on 01/07/2021
Order Meals

Free meals are available for all ZM students daily through a state of Minnesota waiver. This program is also open to all children ages 0-18 in our communities and is like the Grab 'n Go program that ran this past summer. ZM requests that distance learning students complete the required form to order meals also. Students currently in school, including hybrid students, are already covered under the free meal program. However, for the days they are learning at home, they can receive meals by mailing Amy Jensen at or calling her at 507-732-7848 ext. 1102.

To order breakfast and lunch for the week, parents/guardians should complete and submit the order form each Monday by 8:00 a.m. (The kitchen requests that you do not fill out the form for the next week's meals until after meal pick up on Wednesday). 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 the Primary School door in Zumbrota. It is important that the meals are picked up promptly between the required time frame.

It is still important that parents who feel they qualify for free or reduced meals complete 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 for free or reduced meals, 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.