Food to be Distributed Before Thanksgiving - Nov. 2020

Additional Food to be Distributed Before Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/12/2020
Food Distribution

School food distribution sites will be closed the week of Thanksgiving Break. As a result, School Food Service will be distributing extra meals during the previous week’s Tuesday and Thursday free grab-and-go food distributions at 97 schools in the District.

On Tuesday, November 17, students will be provided with six days worth of food. Then on Thursday, November 19, students will receive an additional six days worth of food. Each daily meal kit will include four meals – breakfast, lunch, supper, and a snack. 

On November 19, School Food Service will also be providing a 10–12 pound box of fresh fruits and vegetables to students or parents who pick up meals. The boxes will be provided while supplies last. All children 18 years of age and younger (22 and younger for ESE) are eligible for the free meals.

The list of locations specifies the food distribution sites and the times of meal pick up. Parents do not need to visit their child’s school for food distribution, they can visit any location of their choice. Distribution times and locations are subject to change.

A child does not have to be present to pick up meals. However, one of the following forms of identification is required to receive meals at the food distribution sites: Student ID Badge, Student Barcode Letter (that can be found in a child’s student portal), Passport, Birth Certificate, or Library Card. The adult picking up the meals can also bring a picture of themselves with the children for whom they are picking up food.

Meals may contain allergens. Adults picking up the food are asked to be vigilant and ensure they do not take food if allergies may be a concern. Food should be refrigerated or discarded if not consumed upon receipt. For everyone's health and safety, a facial covering or mask is required when picking up meals at any school food distribution site.

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