Food & Nutrition Information

  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for Children in Northwest District, Ages 1-18

    We are happy to announce that all children ages 1 to 18 years old will receive free breakfast and lunch in the Northwest R-I School District. 

    This is an extension of a state-funded program to feed children that will be available until state funds run out or through Dec. 18, the last day of school of the first semester, whichever comes first. 

    The USDA waiver program has been extended for the Northwest School District through the 2020-21 school year.

    In an effort to support Northwest families, meal pickup is available to students who are hybrid, all-virtual, or children living in the district but not enrolled at a Northwest school, ages 1-18. 

    To register for meal pick-up, please complete the form on the Northwest website at

    Students who are in school five days a week do NOT need to fill out this form; they will receive free meals at school. 

    If you have not completed the Free and Reduced Lunch Application, we encourage you to do so. 

    If you have questions about the program, please email or call the Northwest Food Service office at 636-671-3554.

    Meal Pick-Up Form

    In an effort to provide support for Northwest families who rely on the availability of school meals, we will have breakfast and lunch pick-up for Northwest K-12 students who are all virtual or on a hybrid schedule. Students who are all virtual will receive five days of meals and students who are on a hybrid schedule will receive three days of meals. For more detailed information and to sign up for student meals please click on the link below to complete the form:

    Northwest School District was pleased to announce the partnership with Southwest Foodservices Excellence (SFE). SFE is the fastest growing domestic food service management company. They specialize only in K-12 child nutrition, so you benefit from a team whose entire focus is putting “Child Nutrition First.” They are a company that makes it a goal to serve only the best and most nutritious foods. SFE takes pride in being able to focus on the wellness of our children while maintaining excellent service for our customers.

    Lionel Franks, Director of Dining Services, is excited to be a part of your community and is committed to the nutritional well-being of every student and staff member. As part of this commitment, you will notice excellent food quality, variety, and revolutionary menus that appeal to everyone. The students and administrators will be able to enjoy:  fresh fruits and vegetables, made from scratch meals, and interactive nutrition education programs that involve administrators, teachers, parents, and students.  SFE is honored to be part of our community and are determined to form a lasting partnership in providing students and staff with the freshest, most appetizing and nutritious foods within the K-12 community.

    Please call our food service office at (636) 671-3554 with any questions or concerns. SFE looks forward to serving you!


    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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