Free Meals for All Students, or Any Child 18 and Younger
Due to a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, school districts are able to serve meals to any child age 18 or under for free! All students attending school in person may receive breakfast and lunch for free when they are on campus.
For days when students are not on campus, or for any child not attending in-person school, we offer free meal packs which will be distributed each Monday for the rest of the school year, except for April 5 (spring break) and May 24 (Memorial Day holiday).
Beginning Monday, March 1, we’re making changes to our free curbside meal service. Meals continue to be free to all children, whether eating on-site at school or picking up curbside.
Curbside Meal Pack pickup will be Mondays, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at three locations:
- Lakeridge Middle School: 5909 Myers Road (Bonney Lake)
- Mountain View Middle School: 10921 199th Ave Ct E (Bonney Lake)
- Sumner High School: 1707 Main St (Sumner)
Families will choose from 2 packs:
3 Day Pack: For students eating on campus 2 days per week
5 Day Pack: For children not eating on campus any day of the week
Meal packs will include breakfast and lunch, consisting of entrées, fruits, vegetables and milks.
Special dietary needs
We may accommodate students with special dietary needs. Please contact the Child Nutrition office for more information at (253) 891-6450.
Free or Reduced-Price Meal Applications
Although qualification for free or reduced-price meals is not needed to obtain free meals at this time, eligibility for these benefits can qualify your child for additional benefits such as reduced fees or Pandemic EBT. Please apply online through Family Access or pick up an application at your child’s school or one of the curbside meal sites.
For questions, please contact the Child Nutrition office at (253) 891-6450.
Pandemic EBT cards coming to families in March
In a continued response to COVID-19, the federal government is again offering Pandemic EBT cards to eligible families. Referred to as P-EBT 2.0, this version of food assistance offers a set amount of money per child, per day based on the number of days a student attended school remotely or in person. P-EBT 2.0 is meant to replace meals that students would have normally received if not for disruptions to in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year.
There is no application required. The District will automatically send cards to eligible students in March. We ask that families make sure their mailing address is up to date in Family Access.
For more information, contact Child Nutrition Services: (253) 891-6450, firstname.lastname@example.org.