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Final Week of Summer Food Boxes for Youth

Wednesday, August 18 is last day to pick up free meal boxes at four school sites • Second chance pickup Thursday at district office

This is the final week to pick up a free weekly food box for 4J students and other youth. After this week, there will be a break in meal service as 4J’s nutrition services team prepares for the fall return to school.

Meal boxes can be picked up on Wednesday, August 18, from 12–1 p.m., at four school sites across the district: Arts & Technology Academy, Cal Young Middle School, Madison Middle School and South Eugene High School.

Any remaining food boxes not distributed on Wednesday will be available for pickup at the district office on Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., while supplies last.

The weekly food box is filled with fixings for seven days of breakfasts and lunches—including fruits, vegetables, milk, sandwich makings, and breakfast foods such as scones or cereal. Vegetarian, made-without-gluten, and soy milk options are available.

Families can pick up meals at any location regardless of where they live or attend school. Free food boxes are provided for all 4J students and all youth age 18 and under. There are no income requirements and no application or pre-registration process.

During the final weeks of summer break, families may access free meals through other local programs, including Food for Lane County’s summer meal program.

When students return to school in September, free meals will be available to all students in 4J schools throughout the 2021–22 school year, thanks to the extension of a federal program that makes it possible to provide free meals without application requirements.

Eugene School District 4J has provided more than two million free nutritious meals to local youth since March 2020.

Free Meal Box Pickup:
Wednesday, August 18, 12–1 p.m.
• Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.
• Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Road
• Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive
• South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

Second Chance Pickup:
Thursday, August 19, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. while supplies last

• 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., back of building

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