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Student Meal Service Update and Additional Locations

We hope that you have been able to enjoy quality time with those in your home or virtually with those outside your home this weekend.  We are excited to share that last week the District served over 10,000 free meals to local children. The Grab & Go meal service program will continue this week, and we hope to serve even more children.

Based on newly-released USDA guidance, parents/guardians/caregivers may pick up meals for children at Grab & Go meal sites unaccompanied by the child. This means that children do not need to come to the Grab & Go location in order for a guardian to pick-up a meal for the child.  Children are welcome to come to the sites; however, this new guidance assists the District in providing even more meals to children throughout the community. Meals are free and available to children age 1 – 18. While not required, a parent/guardian/caregiver will be asked to share the school name where each child attends when picking up a meal (if the child is of school-age). The identified school does not have to be in the Iowa City Community School District and, again, this information is suggested (and appreciated), but not required. 

The District is also expanding meal service sites this week. We are adding Grab & Go meal locations at Mann Elementary and South East Junior High. Free Grab & Go meals are available at each site from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The sites providing meals March 30 – April 3, 2020, are as follows: 

City High School
Hills Elementary School
Mann Elementary School
North Central Junior High
Northwest Junior High
South East Junior High
Twain Elementary School
West High School
Wood Elementary School
Breckenridge Mobile Park (12:10 – 1:00 pm)
Cole’s Communities Mobile Park (11:00 – 11:50 am)
Forest View Mobile Park (12:10 – 1:00 pm)
Hilltop Mobile Park (11:00 – 11:50 am)
Lakeridge Mobile Park (11:00 – 11:50 am)
Regency Mobile Park (12:10 – 1:00 pm) 

We would also like to take a moment to thank the amazing members of our nutrition services team, along with our building administrators and facilities team, as they have been a driving force behind making the Grab & Go meal program a success.  Please stop by to grab a meal for your child(ren) and wave to our fantastic team while you are there. We look forward to seeing you! #ICCSDtogether