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Coronavirus: Food Resources for Students and Families

Free Meal Box Pickup for Children and Youth Begins May 5

Beginning May 5, Eugene School District 4J will provide 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger free grab-and-go meal boxes every Wednesday in place of the weekly food box delivery.

The weekly meal boxes can be picked up between 12:45–2:15 p.m. at seven school sites across the district.

Each meal box contains four “heat and eat” breakfasts and lunches, plus five dinner meals. Vegetarian, no gluten, reduced-fat milk/soy milk options, and other dietary restrictions or allergen options are available.


Wednesdays, May 5–June 30, 12:45–2:15 p.m.


To make other arrangements, please email 4jmeals@4j.lane.edu.

Eligibility Information

  • Meal boxes are for ANY child age 18 and under
  • No income requirements apply, and students do not have to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
  • Children do not need to be students in 4J

Free school meals will continue to be available through the summer and the 2021–22 school year.

COVID-19 protocols: Please keep in mind that masks must be worn and social distancing rules must be observed at all times. Students and families picking up meals must wear masks covering their nose, mouth and chin, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from any person who is not a member of their immediate household.

Menus & allergen/nutrition information

Eugene School District 4J is an equal opportunity provider

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.