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Northeast Wisconsin students K-12 free lunch resources

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 20:57:24-04

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (NBC 26) -- Local stores and restaurants are helping their community by providing lunch to students in grades K-12 during the state-wide school shutdown caused by coronavirus concerns.

Many students K-12 rely on school to provide a lunch for them, but with school closed this causes an issue. Many local businesses have stepped in to help feed the students.

Here is an updating list of lunch options students have while schools are closed:


Erbert & Gerbert's (College Ave. and Casaloma Dr.) are giving one free kids meal with a minimum $10 purchase from in-store customers, valid for one person per visit per day. They say this offer is good through April 6 while supplies last.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the Appleton Area School District will offer free meals to students in need while schools are closed. All meals will be served in 'grab and go' fashion and include lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day.


A&W is offering half-off all kids meals for those under 12-years-old and will include a kids cone or rootbeer flvaored sucker instead of a toy.

De Pere

Chicago Street Pub & Grille will give free bagged lunches to students K-12 starting March 18. They will be offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunches will include a sandwich, applesauce, and string cheese.

Green Bay

Gallagher's Pizza will provide lunch to students starting March 18. They will be served daily Monday to Friday from 12;30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lunches include a slick of pizza, a fruit cup, and a cookie.


Menasha Joint School District is offering students free lunch and optional breakfast for the next day in a pick-up or drive-thru style outside their schools and Schindler Place Apartments. Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon starting March 17.


Neenah Joint School District will have free lunches available for anyone 18 and under on Tuesday, March 17 in the parking lots at Hoover, Taft and Wilson elementary schools in Neenah from 11:30-12:15. There will be delivery to group bus stops beginning Wednesday, March 18. More information and a schedule will be announced on Tuesday.


Thompson's County Market is providing lunch starting March 16. The bagged lunches will contain peanuts, but they say to send a message through Facebook with allergies so they can try to accommodate everyone.

Wayne's Family Restaurant is asking people whose students are affected by the school shutdown to contact them privately through Facebook to help make breakfast and/or lunch eating arrangements.


Planet Perk is offering delivery services to local families whose kids need hot meals. Families in need should contact contact or call (920) 235-9891 during business hours to schedule meals for delivery.

Oshkosh Area School District is offering free lunches and next day's breakfast at various locations despite being closed for normal schooling. They will be served outside the schools Monday through Friday at each place's listed time. They say the bagged meals will be free regardless of where the student is enrolled.


Old Mexico (also in Howard) are helping families in their community by delivering lunches to students in their home. Deliveries will happen Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call (920) 634-2260 for questions.