Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months, when children do not have access to school meals.

There are many organizations throughout Wisconsin that provide free healthy meals to children throughout the summer. You may use one or more of the following resources to find your nearest location. The Site Finder maps are updated weekly.

St. John’s operates the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for all students enrolled in our summer school program. Students must attend the summer school program to receive free meals at St. John’s.

When your child participates in our healthy and delicious school meals program it will save your family time and money. At breakfast and lunch children are offered five food options including fluid milk. For your child’s meal to be free, they must take at least three different food items, one of which is ½ cup fruit or vegetable.

A-la-carte milk does not meet the requirements described above and will be charged $0.30 per carton. St. John’s uses a pre-paid food account from which each day’s purchase is deducted. Please make sure your student has money on deposit in their account if they are going to take a milk to go with a meal from home. Contact the office for account balances and payments. Click here to read St. John’s Unpaid Food Policy

Even though receipt of free meals does not depend on a free and reduced-price meal application, St. John’s is distributing the Alternate Income form. Completing the Alternate Income form provides information used to determine if your family qualifies for P-EBT benefits, Title Services, field trip discounts and other school funding. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 414-541-5881 or

Click here to get a copy of the Alternate Income Form

St. John's School participates in the National School Lunch program which seeks to educate families about nutrition and wellness. To view the current Wellness Policy please click here.

Our Wellness Committee completed a self-evaluation in June 2022. To view the Wellness Policy Report Card, click here.

If your student has special dietary needs, please contact the school office at 414-541-5881 or email or in person during school office hours. To view St. John’s Special Dietary Accommodation Policy, click here.

Parents, please download & print this Medical Statement.  This form needs to be completed and returned if alternate food options are requested for your student due to a diagnosed medical condition.

The USDA maintains strict requirements for nutrition and food safety with particular attention to fat and sodium content. Click here to learn more. St. John’s receives nutritionally compliant meals via a Joint Agreement with Whitnall Schools. If you have more questions, contact the school office.

An independent review of St. John's National School Lunch program was completed in April 2023. Click here to see the report.


USDA Nondiscrimination policy:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

               Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

               1400 Independence Avenue, SW

               Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

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