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Due to the pandemic, schools across the nation are closed and districts are providing grab and go free meals to families in need. Our team at Caravan Studios is compiling local school meal site information as it becomes available, and we welcome your input if you are aware of sites that are not yet listed.

Visit Meal Resources to find or to add grab and go meal site resources school districts across the nation are providing to families.

You can also find the local Food Bank in your area by going to the Feeding America Website

Alabama

  • Albertville City Schools daily now through March 20, then March 23, March 25, March 27, March 30, April 1, and April 3. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Athens City Schools All children 18 and younger can receive food AT NO COST whether they are an ACS student or not
  • Birmingham City Schools providing children ages 18 and under with a variety of nearby locations in the area where they can receive a free meal regardless of school zone.
  • Butler County Schools Butler County School System’s Child Nutrition Program will provide nutritional breakfasts and lunches for students during the state-mandated school closure.
  • Elmore County Schools March 23, March 25, March 27, March 30, April 1, April 3, grab and go, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Gulf Shores City Schools grab and go, weekdays, March 19 through April 3 (school site), March 23 through April 3 (neighborhood sites), times differ by location.
  • Jefferson County For children 18 and younger regardless of where they live or attend school. All locations are curbside pickup only. Please observe social distance guidelines for safety.
  • St. Clair County Schools St. Clair County School System will be offering a drive thru pickup at certain locations so that you can pick up food for your child and ANY child age 18 years or younger in your home.

Alaska

  • Fairbanks Nutrition Services Breakfast and lunch will be available for pick up Monday through Friday for any student. The page includes location and times for meal services, as well as a FAQ for additional details.
  • Juneau School District School Cafe times and distribution sites, as well as other helpful information regarding services for students.

Arizona

  • Arizona DOE Meal Sites The School Meal Sites is a continually updated list of districts, charters, and non-profit organizations that have submitted Intent to Operate a school meals program for individuals under the age of 18
  • Arizona Meal Site Map Get meals from any site. Click on the location name for contact information and meal times. If no locations are listed in your area, call the AZ Hunger Hotline at 602-528-3434 or 1-800-445-1914.

Arkansas

  • Little Rock School District A resource page including details regarding meal site locations and distribution times in the Little Rock School District. It also includes other educational and technology resources and information.
  • Fayetteville Public School Fayetteville Public Schools offers a one-trip 10 meal pick up procedure for student meal service. Ten (10) meals (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches) will be available each week per child 18 years of age and younger on Tuesday of each week while schools are closed. Times and locations for meal distribution can be found here.
  • Fort Smith School District A listing of free meals location and times. Meals are available to all children between the ages of 1 and 18. Children must be present to receive a meal, but may go to any of the locations to get one. Parents can purchase breakfast for $2.50 and lunch for $4.
  • Springdale Public Schools A regularly updated page highlighting meal sites and locations, as well as other food and educational resources available to students and families.

California

  • Alameda Unified School District - Beginning March 23, AUSD will be providing several meals at a time two days per week. On Tuesdays and Fridays, food will be served at the three sites from 11 am to 1 pm
  • Fenton Charter Public Schools You don’t have to be a student at Fenton Charter Schools to participate. Anyone under the age of 18, students, siblings, cousins, or students from other schools can come and pick up breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday 11am-12:30pm
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students at our 64 Grab & Go Food Centers that are staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals
  • Oakland Unified School District During the school closure, OUSD Nutrition Services Department will open 12 schools throughout the city where “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for our students. The sites will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 8am-12noon for children to pick up multiple days worth of food to take home. Please bring a grocery bag or cooler to bring food home for the week.
  • Palo Alto Unified School District The district will provide free lunch to all students at three schools designated as pick-up sites, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the closure. Staff will hand the meals to families in their cars, like at a drive-thru. Children must be present in order for meals to be picked up; each family is eligible for the quantity of meals equal to the number of children in the car.
  • Ravenswood City School District TPAUSD will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools through April 3. However, the Child and Nutrition Education Program will not occur during March 27 through April 3 due to our regularly scheduled school breaks.
  • Robla School District Meals on Wheels program is available weekdays to children under age 18 in our community while school is out from 3/16/20 through 4/17/20 due to school closures.
  • Santa Clara Unified School District Starting 3/16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Monday through Friday. Families can access one meal per day from any of the 5 distribution locations. All children under 18 years of age, or developmentally disabled adults are eligible. Children must be present to pick up a meal.
  • Santa Cruz City Schools - Free Breakfast and Lunch meal pickup times and locations. You can also locate food resources at the office of Education's searchable Map
  • San Francisco Unified School District - Free grab and go meals are available at the time and locations listed . Each bag includes meals for multiple days: breakfast, lunch, supper, fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, and any necessary preparation guides.No identification or proof of school enrollment is required. Adults can now pick up meals for children without a child present. Sites will be open two days per week but continue to provide five days worth of food.
  • San Jose Unified School District - Starting 3/16 Free Breakfast or Lunch for anyone under 18 yrs old 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at 10 locations throughout the city

Colorado

  • Food In Your Neighborhood By entering your address into a search box the Pantry Locator will identify where your nearest food pantry is located as well as their hours of operation.
  • Denver Public Schools children 18 years old and younger, weekdays from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12-1 p.m. Dinner will be served from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Connecticut

  • New Haven Public Schools The Food Service Department be serving breakfast and lunch at 37 schools sites throughout the city. A searchable map along with times and locations can be found on this site.
  • Bridgeport Public Schools breakfast being served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch being served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Delaware

Florida

  • Florida As of March 15, there are 934 active BreakSpot sites statewide in the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Miami-Dade, Duval, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, and Seminole
  • Lee County School Breakfast and lunch will be served together in a single bag. The meals are free for anyone under 18 years of age. Each child must be present. Distribution will happen at multiple sites listed between 9:00am and 11:00am.

Georgia

  • Georgia Department of Education A list and links to each county's school district landing page that includes details regarding their particular school breakfast/lunch resources.
  • Bulloch County Schools Bulloch County Schools will deliver bags of free meals to 30 locations on weekdays (Monday – Friday) March 17 - 31. The program will provide free grab and go breakfast and lunch meals to any child ages 0 to 18. No registration, sign-in, or identification is required, and the children do not have to be enrolled in one of our schools.
  • Effingham School District Starting on Wednesday, March 18, school buses will deliver meals to designated locations for distribution to all children 18 years and under.

Guam

Hawaii

  • Hawaii's State Department of Education A total of 38 Hawaii public schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to children who are 18 years or younger. This list includes service hours and locations.

Idaho

  • Caldwell School District will offer free meals for children Wednesday, March 18, Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20. Children, age 18 or younger

Illinois

  • Northern Illinois Food Bank Includes a locator map where you can find a food pantry or soup kitchen near you. Also includes links regarding where to get food and hours of operation in Northern Illinois
  • Cicero School District 99 Listing of Free meals times and locations for all children in Cicero 18 years old and under. Includes information for where to go during the spring break and then again after April 6. Information provided in English and Spanish.
  • Harlem School District 122 Harlem School District will provide 2 grab-and-go meals each day, March 17th through March 30th. Each child, 18 and under, living in the Harlem School District are included in the food program. Students must be present. It will be a drive-thru pickup.
  • Kane County School District Information on where to sign up along with school meal pick up times and locations throughout the district.
  • Lake Zurich School District From March 16-20 food support is available for all District 95 students at these locations. District 95 is making plans to provide grab-and-go lunches during the week of Spring Break and possibly beyond.
  • Rich Township 227 Free drive up “grab and go” meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served to all families in the community regardless of their affiliation with District 227.
  • U46 Information regarding where and when prepackaged breakfast, lunch and dinners will be distributed for children 18 and under.

Indiana

  • ABC57 News Free meals in South Bend, Elkhart and St. Joseph.
  • Anderson Community H ACS will be distributing cold grab and go meals as well as eLearning packets.Read Full Article' to see times and distribution sites.
  • Hamilton County Schools Designated sites throughout the community that will provide meals for pickup for students that are in need during the closure. All meals are provided free to children ages 0-18.
  • Northwest Country School Offering both breakfast and lunch meals Mondays-Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Must reserve meals in advance.
  • Westfield Washington Nutrition Services Providing a grocery bag of healthy food supplies to WWS families in need. Contains 5 days of breakfast and lunch supplies for students and families. Available Monday, March 16th, Monday, March 23rd & Monday March 30th

Iowa

Kansas

  • Kansas City Public Schools KCPS will provide sack lunches and meal kits for students enrolled in KCPS. Note: Students will need their school ID to pick up food and meals.
  • Lawrence Public School USD 497 Offers free FREE Breakfast and Lunch for All Children 0-18* March 30-May 20, 2020 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. weekdays, March 17-27, at Hillcrest, Kennedy, and Schwegler Elementary Schools and Billy Mills and Liberty Memorial Central Middle Schools. While supplies last.

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

  • Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine This list is updated daily. Please call your local pantry or find their social media pages for the most up-to-date information.

Maryland

  • Charles County Public Schools Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering free meals for all children 18 and younger while the school system is closed through Friday, April 24. The curbside distribution of breakfast packs and cold, bagged meals will take place at 11 sites
  • Howard County Public Schools The Howard County Public School System will provide free “Grab-N-Go” meals to anyone age 18 and under. Times, locations and days closed are noted on the site.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools Children Up to 18 Years Old May Come To Any of These Locations. Monday Through Friday To Receive A Nutritious Meals. No appointment is necessary. Meals will be provided in a Grab-and-Go format. Meals will be available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Prince George’s County Starting Tuesday, March 17, any student, with or without a parent/guardian, may go to any one of these sites to pick up both meals and a snack between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Massachusetts

  • Map of Meal Sites A map of all Massachusetts Meal Distribution sites with details for each site.

Michigan

  • Michigan Food Services A frequently updated and extensive list of County School District food services and Departments that are provided meals for children, during coronavirus outbreak. Times, locations and guidelines can be found on on this list.
  • Detroit Public School Beginning on Thursday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., a revised list of 17 schools will offer students/families a bag of four pre-cooked breakfast meals and four pre-cooked lunches.

Minnesota

  • Anoka-Hennepin School All children 18 and under can receive a free grab-and-go bag lunch and bag breakfast meal for the following morning starting Tuesday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Food will be distributed from school buses in the parking lots of select school sites.
  • St. Cloud Times Local Businesses in the St. Cloud community are providing free meals to children, adults and seniors.
  • St. Paul Public Schools Meal Access During the COVID-19 School Closure.School bus routes will be utilized as meal pickup locations. Parents are asked to accompany children, and each child will be provided a 1-week supply of meals.

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Department of Education A list of schools currently approved to serve meals. All children under 18 are eligible, even if it is not their regular school. Contact your local school district for information on serving times and which meals types will be available at each site.

Missouri

  • Saint Louis Public Schools' Pandemic Meal Plan The following schools and sites below will serve meals free of charge for all St. Louis children 18 and younger from 8am to noon, Monday through Friday for the dates listed. No student ID is required. Students must be present to receive the meal.

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

  • Mobile HarvestNorthern Nevada’s Mobile Harvest program provides food assistance to Reno/Sparks, Rural Northern Nevada and select locations in Eastern California. A calendar of times, locations and requirements are provided on this page.
  • Three Square Organization Resources A map of Las Vegas food distribution locations and food pantry hours. Please note: Distribution locations and times are subject to change daily. Prior to visiting any distribution sites, please be sure to check the list and map above for the most accurate information.

New Hampshire

  • Food Resources in Nashua Includes school meals and other resources for free food. Hours and locations of sites are listed, along with where you can access food bags as needed.

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque News Listing of all 89 sites where Grab & Go meals will be provided to students during the three-week closure. Meals will be available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

New York

  • Food Bank NYC A searchable map where you can find soup kitchen or food pantry near you. NOTE: hours and services are subject to change without notice. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.
  • New York City Department of EducationSite with updated distribution times and locations. Meals are available at the entrance to every school from 7:30am-1:30pm at 400 sites across the city. Enter Borough or School District info into the online form to find meal sites closest to you.

North Carolina

  • Columbia Grab and Go drop off sites, times and locations.
  • Hampton Road Schools Meal distribution sites providing Grab-N-Go breakfast and lunch at six sites between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the student bus ramps. Meals will be provided at no cost to anyone 18 and younger. Students must be present to receive meals.

North Dakota

  • Fargo Public Schools Fargo Public Schools will provide free meals to any child up to the age of 18 (up to 21 if receiving special education services). Grab & Go cold breakfast and lunch meals will be provided using a drive-through or walk-up meal pick-up process at sites listed. Page will be updated every week during closure.
  • West Fargo Public Schools Providing free meals to any child up to the age of 18 (up to 21 if receiving special education services). Grab & Go cold breakfast and lunch meals will be provided using a drive-through or walk-up meal pick-up process at sites listed. Page will be updated every week during closure.

Ohio

  • Hilliard School Meals Meals provided for any student in our district between 11 am-1 pm each Monday through Friday.

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City List of some of the schools offering meals during the COVID-19 shutdown. Distribution times are also listed.
  • Postville School District Breakfast pickup time is 9:00 am to 9:30 am. Lunch pickup time is between 11:30 am to 12:00 pm (noon). Groups picking up meals should be 10 people or less at a time.

Oregon

  • Oregon School District You do not have to attend that specific school or district to have access to these meals–free meals are available to children age 1-18 to pick up “grab and go” style.
  • McMinnville School District K-12 Student Meal delivery sites will be at the bus stops listed below. Meal deliveries will be approximately 11:30 - 11:45. Students may pick up a meal at whatever stop is most convenient

Pennsylvania

  • North Central PA Local business owners are offering free meals to children in response to COVID-19 school closures.
  • School District of Philadelphia - A searchable map showing where meals for youth are available at 80 sites throughout the District. Families with children and youth can pick up meals from 9 a.m. to noon only. All children and youth are eligible, and no ID is required.

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

  • Providence Public Schools Each site will be distributing packaged lunch and breakfast meals weekdays continually from 11:00AM-2:00PM. See site for locations.

South Carolina

  • Beaufort County School District Curbside pickup: Breakfast pick-up 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. Lunch pick-up 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Children 18 years and younger must be present in the car to receive meals. Meal pick-up does not depend on the student’s meal status at school or where the student is enrolled.
  • Jasper County School District Jasper County School District Grab-n-Go Feeding Initiative K-12 Grade Students Approximate Arrival Times Per Approved Location
  • Greenville County Schools A list outlining where students will be provided two meals at one time (lunch and tomorrow’s breakfast), which eliminates the need for multiple pick up times each day. GCS is also using buses to deliver meals to various locations in addition to the 15 school sites being utilizing. Meals are available for pick up from 10 a.m. – noon, for everyone 18 years of age and younger (and special needs adults up to age 21).

South Dakota

  • Feeding South Dakota List of times and locations for distribution of food boxes in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

Tennessee

  • Middle Tennessee Metro Nashville Public Schools and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee are partnering to help feed students during the school closures. This page highlights locations, times and what is distributed at each site.
  • West Tennessee A updated page highlighting where and when West Tennessee kids can get free meals. Location and times for distribution of meals are listed.

Texas

  • Texas Meals for Students A list of schools with link to their Facebook page. Each District's Facebook page highlight the food, location and times that for distributing meals to students. The free lunches will be offered through curbside pick-up.

Utah

  • Utah School Districts A list of District school sites distributing breakfast and lunches, as well as the time that those meals are distributed.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Vermont

  • Burlington Free Meal Map A searchable map of free Breakfast and Lunches sites for students in Burlington. Include site location, hours and guidelines.
  • Colchester School District Outlines the plan to distribute meals to all students who may need them during the closure. Meal deliveries run Monday through Friday for as long as school is closed. School buses will deliver free lunch along with breakfast items for the next day to all children ages 18 and under, no application or prior approval is needed.

Virginia

  • Arlington Public Schools These meals will be free to any child aged 2 to 18. Meals will be set up on a table outside the building for distribution from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • District of Columbia Meals will be available for all students every weekday at locations throughout the city
  • Fairfax County Public Schools .All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch. Other county children, under the age of 18, can also receive a meal. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well. In order to receive federal reimbursement, students must be present to request the meals. A searchable map can help you find the distribution spot closest to you
  • Harrisonburg City Schools Meals are provided for children up to 18-years-old, regardless of income level. Parents or children can text the word "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877 to find out the mobile cafe location that is closest to them.
  • Prince William County Schools To-go meals will be provided to all children under the age of 18 from 9-11 a.m. For details regarding locations of meal services click on this map

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Appleton Area School District A page that highlights where meals will be available for children and youth between the ages of 6-18. It also highlight where students can receive free dinners at the Boys and Girls club.

Wyoming

  • Campbell Country Campbell Country School District's meal distribution locations and schedule.