Schools around the country are closing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This means much more than missing lessons and time with friends. For millions of kids, school is where they get breakfast and lunch every day at a free or reduced price. Without school meals, millions of children wouldn't know where to get their next meal.
As schools continue to close, many are opening temporary school meal locations for their district's children. Most of these offerings include a grab-and-go program outside of the school building.
Every district is handling this crisis differently, so check with your local school district for the specifics of their school meal program during their Coronavirus-related closure.
The list below will continue to be updated as more school districts in the North East publish their school meal locations and hours. Please share this information with people in your community.
- Child nutrition programs - COVID-19 resources
- USDA Secretary of Agriculture video
- Delivery methods for feeding during school closures
Where You Can Find Free Meals for Kids
American Dairy Association North East is one of 16 state and regional promotion organizations working under the umbrella of the United Dairy Industry Association. It is the local affiliate of the National Dairy Council®, which has been conducting nutrition education and nutrition research programs since 1915. For more information, visit www.americandairy.com.