Bridgewater Emery Food Service

The goal of the Bridgewater Emery Child Nutrition Program is to provide high quality, nutritious meals to all students in our schools. Nutritional meals are a crucial component to a student’s ability to learn. School meals contain a variety of foods and offer students exposure to new foods. Nourished students will generally have better attendance, be more attentive and have more energy to cope with school-day activities.

Breakfast & Lunch Cost

Menu Item


PK - 5th Grade Lunch


6th - 12th Grade Lunch


Adult Visitor Lunch


PK - 5th Grade Breakfast


6th - 12th Grade Breakfast


Adult Visitor Breakfast




Extra Milk


*There is no charge for seconds at breakfast.

If a family qualifies for free or reduced meals, the family is still responsible for any seconds or extra milk charges.

Families are more than welcome to pre-pay for meals, however, our school district bills for purchased meals on a monthly basis. Please see our meal charge policy for more information.

Free & Reduced Meal Program

Our school sends Free & Reduced Meal Applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals any time during the school year by submitting an application directly to your school or district. You may ask for an application any time during the school year. If you're earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines, you are encouraged to contact your school or district to fill out a school meal application. Applications are confidential and should be turned in to Krista Kayser at the elementary school, or addressed to: Bridgewater Emery School, PO Box 350, Bridgewater, SD 57319.

If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, all of your children who attend school automatically qualify for free school meals. Participation in other federal assistance programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), homelessness, foster care, etc., also provides automatic eligibility.

Please contact Krista Kayser at or by calling 605-729-2541 for any questions regarding the Free & Reduced Meal Program.

Diet Modifications

Families are responsible for notifying the School Food Service if their child requires a diet modification to be addressed and monitored by the School Food Service. A licensed physician must provide specific written medical documentation. Please contact Krista Kayser at for more information.

If you have any questions or comments about our program, please feel free to contact Jason Bailey, Superintendent at (605) 729-2541 or  Our breakfast and lunch menus are posted monthly on our website, and can also be found on the Dining tab on our mobile app.

For a meal change request form, click HERE.

USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. The SFSP reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is not in session. This program serves children and teens age 18 or younger. 

Check out the Summer Food Service Program Website: 

Find Summer Meals sites close to you:

***The Summer Meals Site Finder has officially closed for the season now that schools are back in session. Check back in early May 2024 when the Site Finder will go live again for the 2024 summer period.

Wellness Committee Information

The Wellness Committee involves Parents, PE Teachers, School Administrators, Students, School Health Professionals, General Public, School Food Service and School Board Members.

If anyone is interested in being on the committee or has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jason Bailey at 605-729-2541 or

Non-Discrimination Statement

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: How to File a Complaint, 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:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax: (202) 690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.