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4J Delivers: 750,000 Free Meals Served

More than three-quarters of a million free meals served since schools closed • Bus drivers now providing home delivery to families in need

4J families have a new way to get healthy and balanced school meals: Home delivery.

4J transportation staff are delivering school meals to families in need

Eugene School District 4J’s new meal delivery service has hit the road, increasing access to nutritious food for hundreds of students who need help to access school meals while they are temporarily learning from home. 4J transportation staff have delivered about 1,600 breakfasts and lunches to 800 kids each day since the new service launched this week.

In another major milestone, Eugene School District 4J has served more than 750,000 free school meals since school buildings closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 4J nutrition staff team hit the three-quarter-million meal mark on October 15.

Free school meals are available to grab and go from 10 pickup sites every school dayEugene School District 4J is offering free meals 7 days a week for all 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger. Meals are available to grab-and-go from 10 sites across the district each school day from 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided together, and extra meals for the weekend are available on Fridays. Currently, the district is serving about 5,000 meals a day.

Families who are not near a meal pickup location or who need assistance accessing school meals can request daily home delivery. The request form is available online in both English or Spanish. Families who don’t have internet access can call 541-790-7654 and leave a message. New addresses will be added to delivery routes within 7–10 school days after the district receives a request.

The district will deliver free meals each school day to homes within the 4J boundary for any children age 18 and younger. Delivery is not available outside of the district. Children do not have to be 4J students to receive meals, but capacity for delivery is limited and priority will be given to students attending 4J schools, students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, households in rural areas, and students not living near a meal distribution site.

School meal delivery is made possible through federal Child Nutrition Program waivers during the COVID-19 pandemic and may be discontinued or modified as program requirements change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

More information:
Meal Delivery Request Form / Solicitud en línea
Grab-and-Go Meal Pickup Sites
School Meal Menus
4J Nutrition Services

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