A number of school districts and community agencies are providing FREE meals for kids 18 and under this summer. Below is a list in alphabetical order. Please note that we have done our best to be inclusive but this list may not include all the possible places to receive free meals.
Click here to download this list: Where to Get Meals for Kids in Lane County During Summer 2020
Bethel School District
Bethel Nutrition Services will be providing breakfast and lunch to Bethel kids from June 24 – July 12. There are also a number of Food for Lane County sites in the Bethel area.
Sites for Bethel Nutrition Services Breakfast and Lunch:
Kalapuya High School, June 24 – July 12
Monday – Friday (except July 4th)
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Clear Lake Elementary, June 24 – July 12
Monday – Friday (except July 4th)
Lunch Only 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Willamette High School, August 19 – August 29
Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cascade Middle School, June 17 – August 26
Mondays 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Picnic setting on the front lawn in conjunction with the Bethel Free Farmer’s Market
Creswell School District
Food for Lane County will serve food at Creslane Elementary school June 29 to Aug 28 from 11 am – noon.
Eugene 4J District
Grab-and-go meals will be provided through the summer at six school sites, available for free for all students and youth 18 and younger. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school, and income requirements do not apply (all are invited to participate).
Meal bags include breakfast and lunch, including hot options most days. Thursday distribution includes up to four meals per bag, with items intended to be consumed immediately and other items intended to be re-heated or cooked over the weekend. To see daily menu, go to the Titan Online Menu, which also provides allergens and nutrition information.
June 15–September 4 (* dates subject to change), Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. (closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
- Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave. (includes Boys & Girls Club)
North Eugene Region
- Awbrey Park Elementary School, 158 Spring Creek Dr.
- Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave.
- Holt Elementary School, 770 Calvin St.
South Eugene Region
- South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.* (back of building, by the cafeteria)
- ECCO, 200 N. Monroe St. (behind the district office)
There are also a number of Food for Lane County sites in the Eugene area.
Fern Ridge School District
Food for Lane County has one site at Territorial Park in Veneta and will be serving food there June 29 to Aug 28 from 11 am – noon.
Junction City School District
Summer meals are available for pick-up Monday-Friday throughout the summer at the JCHS Cafeteria from 11:00-11:45. Meals are available for any child age 18 and under (19 if the person has a disability). Children do not need to be present, however, please be prepared to provide the child’s last name and address at the time of pick-up.
Parents who requested summer meal deliveries have been scheduled and information was sent out via e-mail and phone using the information that was provided in the request form. If you completed a request form and did not receive the schedule, please contact Gwenda Bauman at email@example.com.
Lowell School District
Lowell School District is still running their food service program through the summer! The drive thru food line at Lundy elementary and the bus route food drop off will remain open during the summer months. They will continue to be open at Lundy Monday thru Thursday from 11am to 1pm until August 31st. Bus routes will remain the same! Have questions? Call them at 541-937-2124.
Oak Ridge School District
Beginning June 15, any child ages 1-18 may participate in the free GRAB AND GO breakfast and lunch. Meals are served MONDAY-THURSDAY. Thursday will include meals for Friday. The meals will be served on REVISED Bus Routes between 11:30 and 12:30. Click here or check the Oakridge web site for bus routes and specific delivery times.
Siuslaw School District
Student Meal Food Services will run during the Summer June 15 through September 4, 2020.
Deliveries are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (No service on Friday, July 3.)
Walk Up / Pick Up Locations Time of Service:
Siuslaw Elementary School Breezeway 11:30am to 1:00pm
Siuslaw High School – Parking Lot 1:00pm to 1:20pm
Food will also be dropped off along bus routes. For a list of all of the stops and times, click here.
Florence Food Share also offers services. For more information click here.
South Lane School District
Food for Lane County will serve food at 3 sites in Cottage Grove from 11 am – noon starting June 29 until Aug 28.
Cottage Grove High School
Springfield School District
The following nine SPS sites will offer hot to-go meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Agnes Stewart: 900 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478
- Centennial: 1315 Aspen St, Springfield, OR 97477
- Guy Lee: 755 Harlow Road Springfield, OR 97477
- Maple:2109 J St, Springfield, OR 97477
- Ridgeview: 526 N 66th St, Springfield, OR 97478
- Riverbend Elementary: 320 N 51st St, Springfield, OR 97478
- Two Rivers – Dos Rios:1084 G St, Springfield, OR 97477
- Yolanda: 2350 Yolanda Ave, Springfield, OR 97477
There are also a number of Food for Lane County sites in the Springfield area.
Families may be able to receive extra money for groceries this summer through the Pandemic EBT program. Go to https://bit.ly/2VdKaW7 for more information.
For information about summer lunch sites and all the services available through FOOD for Lane County go to www.foodforlanecounty.org/get-help/.
For information about St. Vincent De Paul’s food resources go to www.svdp.us/get-help/im-hungry/.
For information about the Community Sharing Program in Cottage Grove, go to www.communitysharing.org.
For information about Community Food for Creswell, click here.
For information about the McKenzie River Food Pantry, click here.
For information about the Florence Food Share, go to www.florencefoodshare.org.
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