What is included in the meals?
Each breakfast meal includes a grain, fruit and milk. Each lunch meal includes a meat/meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable and milk. While supplies last.
Are meals only for those who have Free or Reduced meal eligibility?
Meals are provided FREE to everyone ages 1-18 years old no matter their current meal eligibility. No paperwork and no ID is needed.
Can I pick up meals for someone else?
UPDATED: As of March 26, effective immediately, children DO NOT need to be present for the parent or caregiver to receive meals. Simply tell the volunteers how many meals you need and the school that the students attend.
Is the curbside meal pick-up service safe?
Many of our staff members are ServSafe certified plus all receive food safety training. Food safety is a high priority and we are following all required safe food handling guidelines.
How should I store my meals?
Meals not consumed upon receiving should be placed in the refrigerator immediately. Discard leftovers within 5 days. Please note some items may require heating.
Can one of my older kids(16+) pick up the meals or does it have to be an adult?
UPDATED Yes, simply tell the volunteers how many meals you need and the school that the students attend.
I don’t have transportation. Can I walk up?
Yes, you may walk up but please continue to practice social distancing. Walk up and quickly get your meals. Also, please be careful around what could be higher traffic areas.
I don’t need meals but want to help provide transportation for those unable to get there. How do I do that?
Thanks for offering to help! You are more than welcome to work with those students’ families you know of to determine transportation to the site to pick up meals.
Will you add more sites?
Three new sites were recently added. See the list of all distribution locations here. If even more sites are needed, we will reevaluate. For our Grab and Go emergency meals, we are utilizing the USDA Summer Food Service Program. All delivery/distribution sites must be approved by the USDA before we can serve from them and there are strict stipulations every site needs to meet. We were excited and overly thankful to have our current sites approved.
I want to help. What can I do?
This program is funded through the Summer Food Service Program from the USDA so no donations are needed. However, there are several local charities that would love your help! We are currently using trained staff to volunteer at the sites. If this program gets extended, we may look to others to help. We’ll let you know if and when that happens.
This program will be solely for pickup of meals and meals will not be consumed on-site. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow, and stay home if you are sick.
The well-being of our students, especially those who may be food-insecure, is top of mind as we work to provide this important service to the families within our communities.