Phone: 701-742-3234 ext. 123


Degrees and Certifications:

Jera Kempel, Food Service Manager

Jera and her staff take pride in providing high quality nutritious meals for the students and staff at Oakes Public Schools. If you have any questions about student nutrition please feel free to contact Jera at

Free & Reduced Lunch Application Information

  • Free School Meals Have Expired

    • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 has enabled public schools across the nation to provide all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K-12 education in March of 2020. The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021-2022 school year

    What does this mean for families? 

    • In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Free or Reduced Lunch Application information can be found in the documents below

    Forms can be printed below, or picked up in the Central Office at any time. You may also apply for Free or Reduced Lunch online using the following site:

    If you have any questions, please contact Hot Lunch Clerk Makenzie Wertz for more information at

Downloadable Lunch Forms

Legal Disclosure

  • 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, 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:
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.