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Coronavirus: Food Resources for Students and Families

Free Meals for Children and Youth

Free grab-and-go meals are available for all 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger at least until December 2020.

The district has expanded serving hours and locations to increase access for families. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school.

Starting in October, the district also will offer delivery of school meals to families who live within 4J boundary and are not near a meal pickup location or need assistance accessing meals.

School Meal Delivery Request Form

Frequently asked questions: 

  • Meals are for ANY child age 18 and under
  • Meals are provided at no charge
  • No income requirements apply, and students do not have to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
  • Children do not need to be present to receive a meal
  • Children do not need to be students in 4J
  • Children do not need to attend school at the site where picking up meals
  • Meals are a grab-n-go style, with both breakfast and lunch available at the same time
  • Food supplies are sufficient to provide meals based on typical participation
  • Physical distancing rules must be observed at all times—staff, students and families picking up meals must maintain at least 6 feet of distance from any person who is not a member of their immediate household

When:

Monday–Friday, 10:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (subject to change based on participation)

Meal service will be closed on districtwide no-school days: Friday Oct. 9, 23 and 30, Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Break Nov. 26–27, Winter Break Dec 21–Jan 4.

What:

Meal bags include breakfast and lunch, including hot options most days. On Fridays, meals bags also will include food for the weekend days.

To see daily menu, go to the Titan Online Menu, which also provides allergens and nutrition information.

Where:

Churchill Region

  • Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.
  • McCornack Elementary, 1968 Brittany St.

North Eugene Region

  • Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave.
  • River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, 120 W. Hilliard Lane
  • Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive

Sheldon Region

  • Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.
  • Holt Elementary School, 770 Calvin St.

South Eugene Region

  • Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
  • Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E. 43rd Ave.

Downtown

  • ECCO, 200 N. Monroe St. (behind the district office)

Menus & allergen/nutrition information

 

Community Food Resources

4J Wraparound Services: Food boxes and pantry/personal care items are available every Wednesday for 4J families in need. To request a box, please contact your school, or leave a message with your name and phone number for the 4J wraparound team at 541-790-5718 or 4jwraparound@4j.lane.edu.

FOOD For Lane County (FFLC), the area’s nonprofit food bank, continues to distribute food to its network of more than 150 churches and social service agencies during the coronavirus outbreak. The agency is providing an up-to-date list of closures and schedule changes for local food pantries.

Community food resources for families in need include:
Food pantries (Find the food pantry nearest you: tiny.cc/FFLCpantrymap)
Meal sites
The Dining Room
Programs for children
Programs for seniors
Trillium Produce Plus

FFLC strongly recommends contacting an agency in advance to confirm their hours of operation.