During the school closures due to the coronavirus, schools can opt to continue providing free meals to low-income children.
Below is our attempt at a comprehensive listing in both Bucks and Montgomery Counties. If you have an addition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please confirm these plans with the district before traveling as these locations may be subject to changing conditions.
Below is a list of resources/locations:
Free school lunch information:
NEW! After a push from states and advocates, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has waived a requirement that children have to be physically present with their parents to pick up meals at closed schools around the country.
Bensalem Township School District is offering free bagged grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to any child 18 younger starting Tuesday March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vegetarian options are available. During the week of April 6, meals will be provided on April 6, 7, and 8. Children will receive meals for Thursday and Friday on April 8. If schools remain closed, meals will resume on April 14. Details are here.
Bristol Borough School District: Children will be able to access breakfast and lunch courtesy of the Bristol Borough School District. Meals will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at both the high school and elementary buildings between the hours of 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Details here.
Bristol Township School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to children 18 & under on weekdays from March 24-April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freedom Neighborhood One & Bloomsdale Gardens Basketball Courts. If you’re unable to pick up meals, call/text (267) 206-8238.
Centennial School District: Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, our Food Service Department will be serving lunch and breakfast for the next day at various locations in the community. This service will be provided Monday, Wdnesdays and Fridays. They will give 2 days’ worth of meals during distribution. The schedule will be as follows:
Maple Street Park – 11:20-11:50 a.m.
- Maple Street Park – 11:20 -11:50 a.m.
- McDonald Elementary School – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Szymanek Park – 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
- Crooked Billet – 12:40 – 1:10 p.m.
Central Bucks School District will be administering a food assistance program for those families who are currently enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. During the closure, distribution will take place on Mondays and Thursdays, with more than one meal (three on Mondays and two on Thursdays) provided at each pickup so that families need only visit their pickup side twice per week. Distribution at Barclay will continue to take place daily.
Distribution takes place between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- Barclay Elementary School will continue daily distributions.
- Pickups will take place at the following locations:
- CB East High School – Main Entrance
- CB South High School – Gym Entrance
- CB West High School – Visitor Entrance
- Barclay Elementary School – Main Entrance
- Bridge Valley Elementary School – Main Entrance
- Butler Elementary School – Main Entrance
- Doyle Elementary School – Main Entrance
- Kutz Elementary School – Main Entrance
- Tohickon Middle School – Main Entrance
- Titus Elementary School – Main Entrance
- Warwick Elementary School – Main Entrance
- Arbor Estates Community (1081 N Easton Ave, Doylestown)
Detailed instructions on this program may be found here.
Council Rock School District is offering a “grab and go” food service throughout the duration of the COVID-19 school closure, . If your family qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch, you will be given instructions as to how to access these meals when you are notified your child is eligible.
As of Friday, March 27, families who qualify for free and reduced lunch will pick up meals for multiple days at a time instead of on a daily pick-up schedule as we’ve been offering to date. To be clear, this Friday’s pick-up will include meals for three days, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday.
After this Friday, March 27, the next in-person pickup will take place on Tuesday, March 31. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays until the COVID-19 closure ends, with the following meal pick-up schedule in place:
- Tuesday pick-up’s = meals for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
- Friday pick up’s = meals for Friday and Monday
Morrisville School District will provide free lunches for students starting March 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the high school cafeteria, 550 W. Palmer Ave. Details are here.
Neshaminy School District’s Food Services Department is offering meals for families eligible for the free & reduced lunch program. They have added meals for the weekends which can be picked up on Fridays. Starting Monday 3/30, the meal distribution schedule will change to 3 times a week:
- Monday from 11am – 1pm to pick up meals for Monday & Tuesday
- Wednesday from 11am – 1pm to pick up meals for Wednesday & Thursday
- Fridays from 11am – 1pm to pick up meals for Friday, Saturday & Sunday
They have also added pick-up locations for convenience. Expanded social distancing procedures will be in effect at all pick-up locations. Information has been sent to parents via email.
Palisades School District is continuing to distribute FREE breakfast and lunch “go bags” at Palisades High School for students only who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunches, and serving ALL students at Tinicum Elementary School. Bags will continue to be distributed at these locations from 11AM until 12:30PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the duration of district closure.
On each of these days, breakfasts/lunches will be distributed for the upcoming (off) day. Therefore, on Monday and Wednesday, students will receive 2 breakfasts/lunches, and on Friday, you will receive 3 breakfasts/lunches.
For the safety of everyone, please stay in your vehicle when picking up your food items. Children no longer need to be with you when picking up breakfast/lunch bags. Details here.
Pennridge School District ALL Pennridge students enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program can pick up meals on Monday and Thursday of each week for meal pick-ups . Pick up location is at the Pennridge High School cafeteria loading dock area between 10:30am-12:30pm. On Mondays students will receive breakfast and lunch meals for three days, and on Thursdays, students will receive breakfast and lunch meals for four days.
Pennsbury School District will provide free, nutritious brunch meals provided by The Nutrition Group, the District’s food service provider. The District is able to distribute this food to serve children 18 years and younger during the time period that schools remain closed.
Pre-bagged, Grab-and-Go brunch meals will be available at the Pennsbury High School East bus dock, located at 705 Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills, each weekday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. No application is required, but children must be present to receive meals. A student name and current school must be provided.
Quakertown Community School District will offer food pickup will be three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a slight change to the location. Effective Thursday, March 26, food pickup will be moved from the front of Quakertown Community High School to the bus loading area (off of 7th St.).
On Mondays and Wednesdays, students will be provided with meals for two days. On Friday, they’ll receive food for one day. These meals are provided for free. We ask that parents bring something to carry the lunches, a bag or a box, for example. Details are here.
Abington School District will provide FREE packaged, “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals to our eligible families for pickup in four District schools. Families are to go to the schools close to their attendance zone as follows:
Copper Beech, Highland, Roslyn go to the Junior High School
McKinley and Rydal go to McKinley
Overlook go to Overlook
Willow Hill go to Willow Hill
Cheltenham School District: The next meal bag distribution is on Wednesday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – noon at Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park). For families needing more than the district offers, the Montco Anti-Hunger Network has supplied a comprehensive list of food pantries throughout Montgomery County.
Colonial School District provides Meals are available to all school-age members of the Colonial community who are under 18-years-old (and Colonial students over 18 with special needs). Families may pick up meals at a “Grab and Go Drive Through” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each pick-up will provide two breakfasts and two lunches per child.
- Families with the last names beginning with the letters A-L should arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Families with the last names beginning with the letters M-Z should arrive between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Again, beginning Wednesday, March 25, the pick-ups will be at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, 201 East Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting.
If you have any questions, please leave a message at (610) 834-1670 ext. 8205. Details are here.
Hatboro-Horsham School District food services staff are working during our current school closures to provide breakfasts and lunches for our students on these programs. They’re using a drive-thru model at Keith Valley Middle School from 11:00-1:00 on Mondays and Thursdays. Families may apply for the free or reduced cost meal program at any time – visit www.schoolcafe.com. Details on distribution are here.
Jenkintown School District: With the assistance of the Jenkintown Home and School Association and our food provider (METZ), we will be distributing bagged food for a week’s worth of meals for breakfasts and lunches on Wednesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 25. Learn more here.
Lower Merion School District is providing free meals for children on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Suburban Square. Meals will continue to be distributed during Spring Break, April 6 & 8, 2020. Details here.
Lower Moreland School District: Beginning Monday, families can pick up a daily lunch for their child/children in a non-congregate setting. Therefore, during the closure, between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Monday – Friday), families may use a drive-by service in the Murray Ave. front parking lot to pick up a bagged lunch that includes the following: protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Details are here.
Methacton School District has provided a list of food resources here.
Norristown Area School District On Wednesday, March 18, and again on Wednesday, March 25, “grab and go” meal bags will be available for pick up at Gotwals Elementary School and Norristown Area High School beginning at 9:30 am. Details are here.
North Penn School District is offering free grab-and-go meals on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at five select locations listed below. Details, including a menu, are here.
Hatfield Elementary School, 1701 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
Knapp Elementary School, 698 Knapp Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Oak Park Elementary School, 500 Squirrel Lane, Lansdale, PA 19446
Inglewood Elementary School, 1313 Allentown Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Kulp Elementary School, 801 Cowpath Road, Hatfield, PA, 19440
Perkiomen Valley School District: is handing out meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Perkiomen Valley High School and Schwenksville Elementary School as a drive-through service. Read more here.
Pottsgrove School District: Meals for the week are distributed on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at both West Pottsgrove and Lower Pottsgrove Elementary Schools. More information is here.
Pottstown School District: Details on the district’s efforts to provide students with food may be found here.
Sounderton School District is providing local meal resources here.
Springfield Township School District: Is offering a weekly pickup of breakfast and lunch at the Middle School Cafeteria from 9-11:00 am This service is intended for ANY SD of Springfield Township families in need. Details are here.
Upper Dublin School District: The Food Services Department
We are offering multiple days worth of meals at one pick-up is providing meal pickups on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Click here to schedule your pick-up times. 3/30-4/3 Pick Up Time RSVP. More details are available here.
Upper Merion School District: Meals can be picked up at Bridgeport Elementary School from either 11:30 am-1:00 pm or 4:30 pm-6:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are driving, please join the car line along the front of the building on Bush Street. If you are walking, please join the line in the back circle of the building on Grove Street. Any children from 0-18 years old are eligible and will receive two grab and go breakfast meals and two grab and go lunches. More details are here.
Upper Moreland Township School District will provide breakfast and lunches for all UMTSD children under 18 on Mondays and Wednesdays at Upper Moreland High School between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Details are available here.
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