Free 5-Day Meal Kits

  • Thank you for your patience as we adjust to an overwhelming response to our 5-day meal kits.
    ⇒ Please fill out the pre-order form by Thursday for the following week's pick-up. This will help ensure we have plenty of meal kits for all!

  • Fresh. Nutritious. Convenient!

    lunch What5 breakfasts and 5 lunches, ready to go! 


    kids Who
    :  Any child 18 years and younger (Express and Day Camp students can eat for free at school and should not access 5-day meal kits.)


    checklist How
    :  Help us ensure we have enough meal kits available at each site: Preorder by Thursday for the following week's meal kit. 

    • Choose a pick-up time 
      • Mondays from 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. or 5-6 p.m.
      • Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. or 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
    • Choose a pick-up location (NOT serving at Pratt, Libby, Montessori, Bryant, The Community School, OnTrack Academy, and NEWTech)
    • Please keep the same pick-up place for the whole time we're distance learning.
  • Cost: Free for all children 18 and younger! USDA has extended the Free Summer Meals Program through Dec. 31, 2020. Families: Remember to turn in your free & reduced-price meals application to help ensure district funding and your qualification for the meal program once the extention ends.

FAQs

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 sign up for a school 5-day meal kit?

Parents can fill out a simple online form to select the location and time they would like to pick up meal kits for their students.

Do I have to fill out the 5-day meal kit pre-order form every week during distance learning? 

No. We are asking for parents to fill out the pre-order form for the last three weeks in September to help guide our meal kit production and ensure we have enough meal kits at each site. Thank you for helping our Nutrition Services team have enough meal kits for every child!

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 through Dec. 31.

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 and fill out a survey to select your location and day. 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 pick 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. Please ensure you have filled out the meal order survey.

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 Dec. 31, 2020, 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, parents can choose a vegetarian meal kit when they sign up for their school site and pick up day.

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  • Can't pick up a meal?

    Please contact your home school or Nutrition Services at 354.7270.