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Food and Nutrition Services

The MCFI Food and Nutrition Services team recognizes that the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of each individual is enhanced by safe and nutritious food.

MCFI is committed to promoting and protecting healthy school environments through ensuring that everyone we serve has access to safe, nutritious, appealing food options, and evidence-based nutrition education.

We also offer opportunities for those looking to start a career in food service to get on-the-site training.

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Summer Meals For Kids

MCFI Nutrition Services sponsors meals and services for the Summer Food Service Program in collaboration with the Hunger Task Force and other organizations.

Summer Meals provided more than 200,000 meals in 2021 and will continue to create and maintain access to free and healthy meals during the summer months for all children in the Milwaukee area.

Text “FOOD” to 304-304 for mealtimes or additional locations of free meals for kids and teens.

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School meals survey

Students, teachers and parents are welcome and encouraged to take a survey to let us know about your school lunch experience and how we can continue make it better.

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Healthy food tips from CFI

Watch these videos for some healthy and nutritious food suggestions.

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Mount Mary and CFI food services intern Jayden

CFI, Mount Mary work together to develop dietitians of the future

Since 2005, aspiring dietitians at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee have spent their internships at Centers for Independence and its food service department. During their internship, the students learn the roots of everything about food services, including developing menus and nutrition guides. They also learn how to administer the administrative side of the profession, such as setting a budget, inventory control and more.

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Who We Serve

MCFI provides familiar foods made healthy and fresh to more than 100 community partner schools, daycares and other programs. Our team proudly prepares, delivers and serves more than 20,000 meals per day.


What We Offer

Our carefully designed menus are tools for teaching students about balanced nutrition. Food items are purposely selected and developed that are appealing to children while meeting and exceeding the nutrient standards set forth by the USDA and the Department of Public Instruction.

We are also an equal opportunity provider in accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies.

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Contact Info

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call: 414-937-2020
Fax: 414-937-2021

Office Location

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 5233