CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Many children rely on school lunches as a significant source of nutrition during a given day. So, some eastern Iowa school districts are offering meals for pick-up during the extended time away from classes due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Benton Community School District
The district has partnered with local community organizations to arrange sack lunches for kids aged 1 to 18. Families should call (319) 228-8701 Extension 119 or email with the number of lunches they will need to help make sure there are enough to go around. Sacks include a breakfast item for the next day.
College Community School District
The district is offering "Grab N' Go" meals for all children 18 and under Monday through Friday until further notice. Each child will receive a lunch and a breakfast for the following day. New USDA Guidance allows parents to pick up meals without their children being present.
- 20 Miller Avenue SW - Old Casey's and Hardees Parking Lots
- Gateway Gardens - 2981 6th Street SW
- Prairie Hill Elementary School - College Community Campus
- Ely City Park - 1635 Hillcrest Street, near trail and pond
- Grant Elementary School - Cedar Rapids Schools; 254 Outlook Drive SW
- Hoover Elementary School - Cedar Rapids Schools; 4141 Johnson Avenue NW
- Kohl's Parking Lot - 3030 Wiley Blvd. SW
- Target Parking Lot - 3400 Edgewood Rd. SW
- Inn Circle - 5560 6th Street SW
Cedar Rapids Community School District
Students can get a hot lunch and breakfast intended for the following day between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday through Friday starting Monday, March 23.
Dubuque Community Schools
Grab-and-go meals will be offered Monday-Friday for kids 18 and under beginning on March 23.
Iowa City Community School District
Drive-through or walk-up sites providing both lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. Families can pick up meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
In addition to the pick-up locations listed above, grab-and-go meals will be available for pickup at these locations:
Linn-Mar Community School District
Grab-and-go meals will be available each weekday, starting March 23, between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In addition to the pick-up locations listed above, grab-and-go meals will be delivered to the following locations between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
Starting March 30, the service will only be on Mondays and Thursdays and meals will be provided for multiple days each day.
Beginning March 23, at any elementary school for children aged 18 or younger that are accompanied by parents.
Western Dubuque Schools
Breakfast (pick up for the next day) and lunch meals are available Monday through Friday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm at the locations below. Meals are being provided free to feed the children ages 18 and under.
Project Rooted out of Dubuque is providing lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the parking lots of: