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Free Meals Shift to Weekly Delivery After Spring Break

Daily meal pickup ends March 19 • Families can sign up for free weekly meal boxes to be delivered each Wednesday after spring break 

Meal Box Delivery Request Form

For more than a year, since school buildings closed in spring 2020, Eugene School District 4J has been providing free meals to children and youth—more than 1,600,000 free meals served so far.

Now, as students return to school buildings in a hybrid model, schools will serve daily meals to students attending school on-site each day, and shift to once-a-week delivery for distribution of other free youth meals.

Free Meal Service Changes

The district has been providing free grab-and-go nutritious breakfast and lunch, and now also dinner, at multiple school sites across the district for the past year. In the fall, the district also began offering meal delivery on school days to homes located within the 4J boundary.

This spring the district is shifting to provide weekly boxes of youth meals by delivery only. Now that school buildings are reopening for on-site teaching and learning, meal services will change to enable daily meal service for on-site students and comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols at school buildings.

Students attending school on-site in the hybrid learning model will be served free meals while they are at school on-site—either Mondays and Tuesdays, or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on which schedule the student is assigned to.

Free weekly meal boxes will be delivered to families who have requested them on Wednesdays, the only day buses will not be in use transporting students to school buildings.

Meal pickup locations are open through Friday, March 19. Spring break food boxes will be available on Friday.

Youth meal box delivery begins after spring break, with the first delivery on Wednesday, March 31. Pickup locations will not reopen after spring break.

Request Weekly Meal Box Delivery

Free youth meal boxes will be delivered weekly on Wednesdays, starting March 31, following spring break.

Weekly meal boxes will include breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Options for vegetarian, no-gluten, or other allergens or dietary restrictions are available. Soy or reduced-fat milk options also are available.

Meal delivery is available to addresses within the Eugene School District boundary, per USDA rules. All 4J students and youth age 18 years old and under are eligible. There are no income requirements.

Families must sign up for weekly meal delivery in advance. Everyone who wants to receive weekly meal boxes must sign up, even if they are currently receiving daily meal deliveries.

Weekly Meal Box Delivery Request Form

Spring Break Meal Boxes

Meal boxes for spring break are available on Friday, March 19 from 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m. while supplies last, for 4J students and all youth age 18 and under.

Boxes will be available at the 10 meal pickup locations: Arts & Technology Academy, Cal Young Middle School, Holt Elementary School, Howard Elementary School, Madison Middle School, McCornack Elementary School, River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, Spencer Butte Middle School, and ECCO (behind the district office). Pickup Site Addresses

Families who are already signed up and getting meals delivered will receive a meal box for spring break with their delivery on Friday.

UPDATE: Meal boxes also are available for pickup at a single site on Monday and Tuesday, March 22–23, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., while supplies last. Families can drop by the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., at the back of the building, to pick up a box for their 4J student or other child up to age 18.

More Information

Meal Box Delivery Request Form
Spring Break Meal Box Pickup Locations
Food Resources for Families
Menus and Nutrition Information

Eugene School District 4J is an equal opportunity provider

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