Here’s where you can pick up meals for your kids while school is closed
Local school districts offering free meals for students while schools are closed
With Washington schools closed for the next six weeks amid the COVID-19 outbreak, local school districts are working with their food service providers to distribute breakfast and/or lunch meals for students who rely on them. North Idaho schools that have chosen to shut down are also offering the same.
Below is a list of the districts offering these pickup services. This list will be updated regularly as many districts have not yet determined specific pickup locations and times.
Spokane Public Schools:
Spokane schools will begin distributing grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals every weekday at schools beginning Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. These meals are offered to any child 18 years or younger. To see where these meals are being handed out, click here. Meals will also be distributed along bus routes starting March 30.
Central Valley School District:
The Central Valley School District has 11 designated locations for meal pickup, beginning Tuesday, March 17. These meals are open to any student – even those not registered in the CVSD. However, parents and/or guardians must bring the children with them during pickup to receive those meals. To see a full list of those pickup locations, click here.
Cheney School District:
Breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed beginning Wednesday, March 18 between 9 – 10:30 a.m. You can read more from the district here.
Deer Park School District:
Breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals will be offered to students in the Deer Park School District beginning Thursday, March 19. Distribution will take place between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Deer Park Elementary, Deer Park Middle, and Deer Park Home Link (beginning Monday, March 23). Students needing meals are asked to fill out a form so the district is prepared with enough meals ahead of time. A link to that sign-up sheet and more information is available here.
East Valley School District:
The East Valley School District will be delivering meals by bus. School buses will be loaded with sack lunches and can driven to several locations where children can pick up their grab-and-go sack, along with breakfast for the next day, Click here to find pickup locations and times.
Freeman School District:
Meals will be delivered to homes and bus stops beginning on Thursday. The service includes lunch and breakfast for the next day, but children must be present for the delivery to happen. Click here for more.
Loon Lake School District:
Meals will be delivered by bus to homes or students can pick up meals at Loon Lake elementary each day between 9-11 a.m. Click here for details.
Mary Walker School District:
Meals will be delivered by bus. Click here for info.
Mead School District:
Meal service for Mead schools will begin Monday, March 23. Meals will be delivered to various hubs throughout the school district, but those locations have not yet been determined. You can read more information on the district’s response here.
Medical Lake School District:
Meal pickup begins Monday, March 23. A survey with distribution locations is available here.
Moses Lake School District:
Students can pickup meals Monday through Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at various elementary schools. Meals are distributed drive-thru style or by walk-ups. Learn more here.
Newport School District:
Meal pickup will begin on Friday. Students can go to “drive-thru” or “grab-and-go” sites at Newport Elementary and Newport Middle/High School. Meals can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Find more here info.
Nine Mile Falls School District:
Meals will be delivered by buses beginning Thursday. They will drop off food bags on regular bus routes between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Kids do not have to be a student to get a meal, but must be present to receive one. Meals can also be picked up at each school site. Click here for more info.
Oakesdale School District:
Buses will deliver meals to parks at specific times, listed on the bus driver/student list. Each driver has a list of students they will deliver to, and if a student does not make it to the park on time, the driver will drop meals off at home. Find more info here.
Pullman School District:
Each school in the Pullman School district will be open for meal pickup beginning Wednesday, March 18, between 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The district will also send vans out into the community to deliver meals to designated locations for those who cannot get to the schools. The breakfast and lunch meals will be grab-and-go style and free to any student. Families are free to pick those meals up at any school in the district. To see more information on those distribution locations and times, click here.
Reardan Edwall School District:
This district has not announced their meal distribution plans yet. Info will be available here once it is released.
Riverside School District:
Meals will be available for pickup starting Thursday, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Click here for more information on pickup sites.
Rosalia School District:
Parents must sign their students up for meal service. Meals will be delivered by bus between 9 a.m. and noon, starting Monday, March 23. Find more info here.
St. John Endicott School District:
Families must sign up for meals, but they will be available for pickup or delivery beginning on March 23. Grab’n’Go meals can be picked up outside of schools between 11 a.m. and noon, and there will be delivery lunches to families out of town. Find info here.
Tekoa School District:
Free Grab and Go breakfast and lunch will be available to all children within Tekoa City limits starting on March 23. Pick-ups and drop-offs will be available from 10-11 a.m. Click here to sign up and learn more.
Wellpinit School District:
Meal distribution will begin on Monday, March 23, and will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (with Friday meals being handed out then). Meals can be picked up at Kurt’s Corner from 9-10 a.m. for Ford area families and at Pappy’s Corner from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for West End families. Find more info here.
West Valley School District:
West Valley schools will provide breakfast and lunch meals to students in the district beginning Tuesday, March 17. All of the district’s elementary schools, Centennial Middle School, and West Valley High School will distribute meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. More information is available here.
Boundary County School District:
Meals will be delivered to Mount Hall, Naples, Boundary County Middle , 3-Mile and Moyie Springs starting on Monday, March 23. Buses will deliver food to each location from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Click here for info.
Coeur d’Alene School District:
Breakfast and lunch meal pickup will begin Wednesday, March 18, at several different schools throughout the district between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. You can find those specific locations here.
You can also pick up meals at the Kroc Center from 11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Kellogg School District:
Meals will be delivered on weekdays, starting on Monday, March 23. The district has not yet announced locations and times, but that info will be available here.
Kootenai School District:
Meals will be delivered on bus routes at the regular morning time and will also be available for pickup from 7-11 a.m. Find more info here.
Lakeland School District:
Lakeland students can pick up grab-and-go meals through the White Nutrition Services Truck. Meals can be picked up daily outside of Athol Elementary, Timberlake High School and Lakeland Junior High. Click here for times and additional info.
Lake Pend Oreille School District:
Meals area available for pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High, Kootenai Elementary and Farmin Stidwell Elementary. More info here.
Lewiston School District:
Meal pickup will be available from March 16 – 20 at Jenifer Jr. High and Sacajawea Jr. High for any Lewiston School District students and members of their household 18 years and younger from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Family members older than 18 will be able to purchase meals from the schools. More information is available here.
Moscow School District:
Students in the Moscow School District are on spring break from March 16 – 20. However, the schools will be closed through April 6. In a letter to district families, Superintendent Gregory Bailey says the district is working to make lunch available to students once spring break is over. More information is expected closer to the end of spring break. You can read Bailey’s letter here.
Additionally, the Mad Greek restaurant is offering free lunches for kids for the next three weeks. Those lunch meals include a slice of pizza or a cup of soup. Meal pickup is available from 2 – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More information is available here.
Plummer Worley School District:
Drop and Go student meals are available for students. They can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the elementary gym door, or will be delivered to neighborhoods by bus. Find times and locations here.
Post Falls School District:
Grab ‘n Go meals are available for pickup at Ponderosa Elementary, River City Middle School and Post Falls High School. Meals are free for children and adults can purchase one for $3.95. Meal service will begin Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more info.
Troy School District:
Meals can be picked up from 8-11 a.m. in the multipurpose room. Find info here.
West Bonner County School District:
Meal pickup begins Monday, March 23. Meals can be picked up from Idaho Hill Elementary, Priest River Elementary and Priest River Jr. High from 8-9 a.m. Click here for info.
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