Sonoma County Office of Education

Many School Districts Offer Meal Service to Children 18 and Under

03/20/2020 -

As classes are suspended during county- and state-wide shelter-in-place orders, many school districts are offering "grab 'n go" meal service to any child age 18 and under.

These food distribution sites are being set up to ensure social distancing while also providing important to nutrition to families whose children rely on school lunches, particularly those eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

"Making sure children are fed during these uncertain times is a priority for local school districts," said Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools.

Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is partnering with 2-1-1 Sonoma and local school districts to provide this information to families. Any family in need of meals is encouraged to call 2-1-1 to find the hours and location of the nearest meal service option. Families can also obtain information from the school district their child attends.

Please note that, as of now, the child needs to be present at the time of meal pickup due to federal meal reimbursement requirements. Families are also encouraged to check in with their school district so that school food service providers have a sense for how many meals to prepare.