What's in a meal kit?
Meal kits include five complete breakfasts and lunches, along with heating instructions for items that are best enjoyed hot. You will see many familiar items, including:
- whole grain cereal and Benefit Bars, 100% beef burgers, whole-muscle chicken, whole grain foods, fresh vegetables, and a variety of fresh and cupped fruits.
- a choice of 1% white milk by the half gallon, or half-pints of fat-free chocolate milk.
How do I get meals if my child is attending Day Camp or Express childcare?
Students attending SPS Day Camp or Express childcare can get FREE breakfast and lunch at school.
*Note that students participating in school meals at school should not access the 5-day meal kits.
Are all children eligible?
Yes! 5-day meal kits are available to all children 18 and younger.
Can SPS students enrolled in programs like STEP and Images who are over 18 receive free meal kits or meals?
Yes. SPS students who are 21 or younger and enrolled in special education programs may participate in the meal kit program.
When and where can I pick up a 5-day meal kit for my child?
Most elementary, middle, and high schools are serving meal kits. Check our website for locations. Currently, we are NOT serving at Pratt, Libby, Montessori, Bryant, The Community School, OnTrack Academy, and NEWTech.
*Note that parents must select a day for pickup and stay with that day for the duration of our distance learning. This is required because the federal school meal program only allows one breakfast and lunch to be served to each student each day.
Can a parent pick up meals for their child?
Yes, parents can pick up meals for students without the students being present. Parents/guardians will need to provide the name(s) of the children they are picking up meals for.
Can I pick up meals for all my children at one school site?
Yes, parents can pick up meals for all their enrolled students at one school location.
Can a student pick up meals without their parent?
Yes, students can pick up a 5-day meal kit at their school. Note that the 5-day meal kit includes a box of nutritious menu items and up to 2 half pints of non-fat chocolate milk.
How do I pay for school meals?
The USDA extended the Free Summer Meals Program through the end of the 2020-21 school year, so meals are free for all children 18 and younger.
Can my student get a special diet option like dairy free or gluten free?
At this time, production demands allow us only to provide a choice of traditional or vegetarian meal kit. However, meal kits do not contain any peanut products, and milk substitutions of soy or lactose-free are available.
Do I need a Digestive Disorder Health Care Plan on file to make a milk substitution?
No. We offer either soy milk or lactose-free milk when requested.
Is there a vegetarian option?
Yes! Meal kits are available in traditional or vegetarian options.