Food Services

Our Mission

The Ware Public Schools Food Service Department provides a comfortable and encouraging environment in which nutritious and wholesome meals are offered. A well-balanced diet is essential for growing children and teenagers, so we design each meal to include all major food groups. Our meals provide the nutrients students need to focus on academics and to perform their best.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL FAMILIES


08/16/22

 
Dear Families,
The Ware Public Schools Food and Nutrition Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow.

All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menus based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.

 Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you! 

 Warmly,
Jeff Nicholas
Director of Food and Nutrition Services

 



 IMPORTANT UPDATES  
In School Year 2022-2023 all students will receive free breakfast and lunch at school.    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has provided money to do this for one year through the State budget.                                                         
Even though meals are free, it is recommended that households complete lunch applications and return them to your child's school.  Households will be notified of the results.
Breakfast after the bell is available at all schools.  Contact the Food Service Director @ (413)967-5248 with any questions.

 

Monthly Menus

Menus are designed in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Monthly menus may be downloaded from each individual school's calendar page. Click the links below to find this month's menu.

We make menu substitutions to the best of our ability for any student with a medically documented food allergy.  Please call 967-5977 if you have dietary restrictions.


Stanley M. Koziol Elementary School Menus
Ware Middle School Menus
Ware Junior Senior High School Menus 


Breakfast and Lunch Prices for School Year

  Breakfast and lunch are free for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Milk - $0.75


Free and Reduced meals

Click on the links below to download each document. All submitted applications are confidential.
  
FREE & REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION


SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 

During the summer months kids and teens ages 18 and under can enjoy free breakfast and lunch at Stanley M. Koziol Elementary School.  Meals are served Monday-Friday. No meals are served on July 4th. Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:00 and lunch is served from 11:30-12:30.  No registration or identification is required, simply show up and enjoy your meal!  
Congressman Jim McGovern visits Summer Food Service Program Summer 2015


MANAGERS

Mindy O'Keefe, SMK Manager
Jennifer Mendoza, WMS Manager
Kristen Murphy, WJSHS Manager 


 

Food Service Director

Jeff Nicholas, Food Service Director

Jeff Nicholas, Director 
Contact Jeff at (413) 967-5977 or click to send an email.


CAFETERIA POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 

Click here to download Cafeteria Polices and Procedures 

 Logo designed by WHS Junior, Lauren Shaw