18 Mar Food and Child Care Options
We’ve compiled a list of school districts and other organizations in our area that are offering food and child care during the school closures. We will provide more information as we find it. If you know of child-care and food opportunities in your area, please let us know at [email protected] so we can share.
The information is divided by county and alphabetical.
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Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools will be offering sack breakfasts and lunch on weekdays to children 0-18. Pick-up locations are yet to be determined. In order to receive food, you will need to email your child’s school secretary. Their emails, as well as more information is available on their website and through the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools Facebook page.
Othello School District will provide breakfast and lunch to any child, 18 years and younger, regardless of their family income. Students will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning. Starting on Monday, March 23, meals will be available for pick-up, between 11:00-12:30. If you cannot make it to a pick-up location, meals will also be available at the bust stopes at certain locations outside of the city limits. For locations, times, and more information please visit their website, www.othelloschools.org/Page/1558
Washtucna School District Providing Sack Lunch “Grad and Go” breakfast and lunches beginning Monday, March 23rd, while school is closed. All children age 18 and younger may receive free “Grab and Go” sack lunch meals at the front entrance of the school building. The meals will be bagged and include breakfast and lunch items and be provided each weekday during closure. No identification is required though meals must be handed to a child and not to a parent. The district will not have the lunchroom open for seating and children will be encouraged to take the meals home. Meals will be available for pickup from 10:45 a.m. to 11: 45 a.m. Families may walk up or drive up to be served. Pickup will only be available at the front entrance to the facility.
The Asotin-Anatone School District will be providing child care for all medical personnel, first responders and those who are documented as homeless. Please notify the Asotin-Anatone School District if you will be requesting this service. More information will be available on their website, www.aasd.wednet.edu/
Clarkston District will be providing child care for all medical personnel, first responders and those who are documented as homeless. Please notify the office manager of your child’s school as soon as possible if you will be requesting this service.
Asotin-Anatone School District will be providing meals (times to be determined) every weekday in the cafeteria. All Asotin-Anatone School District students can participate. Time and location will be shared by the school district when it is determined. More information will be available on their website, www.aasd.wednet.edu/
Clarkston School District will be providing meals (times and locations to be determined) every weekday. Additional information will be shared with families as it becomes available. Please follow their Facebook page and check their website for more information.
Benton and Franklin County
Benton and Franklin County Boy’s and Girls Club will provide childcare for emergency childcare to support first responders, healthcare workers, essential community personnel, and those parents who must work to maintain employment. The Club does recommend that, if at all possible, kids stay home in keeping with public health safety standards. For more information, visit greatclubs.org/
The YMCA of Greater Tri-Cities will continue to provide childcare to current participants, as well as the children of health care providers and first responders, at Amon Creek, Canyon View, Lincoln, Ridge View, Southgate and Vista elementary schools. For more information, visit http://ymcatricities.org/
Finley School District, beginning Monday, March 23, Finley School District will provide breakfast and lunch on weekdays to any child, 18 years and younger, regardless of their family income. Meals will be delivered via school bus to all Finley school bus stops using the district’s standard two-hour delay schedule (meaning two hours later than students would normally board their bus in the morning). Students who walk to school (e.g. do not have an assigned bus route) will be able to pick up meals from the bus stop nearest their home. During food delivery, breakfast and lunch meals will be provided. Children 18 years and younger must be present to receive meals. One set of meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided per student. Meals will not be distributed to children who are not present. For more information, please follow Finley School district’s Facebook page where they will be providing regular updates.
Kennewick Public School District plans to provide free drive-up or walk-up “grab-and-go” meals to children weekdays from March 17 through at least April 24 (including April 6-10, the week of Spring Break) at several school sites. The meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at each site. Two meals will be served at once – breakfast and lunch – to each child 18 or younger who’s in the car or walks up to the site, regardless of which school they attend. Cars should approach using the student drop-off lane. Students may also receive meals by walking up to the drop-off lane. Children must be present to receive a grab-and-go bag. Meals will not be distributed to children who are not present. For exact locations as well a more information, please visit www.ksd.org/News/Top-News-List/Free-Meals-for-Our-Kids
Kiona-Benton City School District is is in the process of determining our ability to provide a basic daycare system, one that primarily serves homeless students, students of first responders, and students whose parents work in the medical profession.
A lunch and a breakfast for the next day will be handed out for any children in the district who are 18 or under. This will be a drive-up service or walk up service that will occur beginning tomorrow March 17 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the middle school bus parking lot. Children must be present to receive the food. This is free for all children under 18. This will continue weekdays until school starts again on April 27. For more information about either childcare or food services, please visit the Kiona-Benton city School District’s Facebook page.
North Franklin School District will be providing free meal to children under 18 during the closer on weekdays beginning March 23rd. Lunches will be available 11:00-11:30, Monday-Friday. They will be done grab-and-go. Each bag will contain 1 breakfast and 1 lunch. Students must be present to pick up their own meal. You do not have to go to the school your child attend the free meal. You may go to the Nearest School. Children do not have to be current students, they are free to all children in the area. Meals will NOT be available during spring break, April 2- April 13th, but will resume April 14th. Specific location as well as more information is available on their websites ( www.nfsd.org/article/211690?org=nfsd ) as well as on the North franklin County School district Facebook page.
Pasco Public School District, lunch and breakfast will be provided free of charge to all students 18 and under in a “grab and go” process at a location outside each school. Students can visit any school between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to pick up a sack lunch and breakfast for the following day. Students do not have to report to the school they attend, they can visit any school that may be closer to their home if that’s more convenient. Students must be present to receive their meals. Parents may not pick up meals for children who are not present. Meals will include items like cereal bars, milk, sandwiches, fruit, chips, and juice. For more information please see Pasco Public school Districts website, www.psd1.org/
Prosser School District is still developing plans for how to serve their community. Please visit their dedicated COVID-19 web page for more information, www.prosserschools.org/news/what_s_new_2/COVID-19
Richland Public School District is offering all children age 18 and younger may receive free meals at Richland schools or through delivery at select locations throughout the district beginning Tuesday, March 17 while schools are closed in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The meals will be bagged, include breakfast and lunch items and be provided each weekday during the closure. No identification is required though meals must be handed to a child. School lunchrooms will not be open to seating and children will be encouraged to take the meals home. For exact locations, visit www.rsd.edu/coronavirus/student-meal-assistance
Cascade School Districts are developing a plan to provide childcare to health care workers and first responders. If you are a health care worker or first responder in the Cascade County district and will need child care, please contact Julie Winters at [email protected] or (509)548-5885. More information will be made available on their website as well, www.cascadesd.org/
Cashmere School District is developing a plan to coordinate childcare for health care workers and first responders during the school closure. If you work in the medical field, EMS (ambulance), fire department, or police department and are not able to find adequate childcare, please contact Rhett Morgan at [email protected] or (509) 782-2211.
Entiat School District is offering childcare during typical school hours for enrolled students whose parents are First Responders or Health Care workers. If you meet this criterion, please contact the District Office at 784-1800. For more information, visit their website at www.entiatschools.org/
Lake Chelan School District is providing child care for Health care professionals and Emergency First responders. If you qualify and would like child care, please call Sarah Clarke at 509-679-4011 or email her at [email protected]
Mason School district is working to provide emergency first responders and health care profession workers families with child care. If you are one of those things, please either email [email protected] or call 509-687-3140. If you do NOT qualify, the school is willing to help connect you with existing community providers and/or available in-home child care resources (such as other families, volunteers, older students, etc.) For more information, please visit their website at www.manson.org
Cascade School District will be providing sack breakfasts and lunches for students. They ask that you fill out a survey ahead of time so they can plan appropriately. You will be prompted to fill out the survey immediately upon visiting their website. Locations and times are also viable on their website, www.cascadesd.org/
Survey for meal support: English at https://tunyurl.com/CSDFoodSurvey or in Spanish at https://tunyurl.com/CSDComida
Cashmere School District, beginning Thursday, March 19th through Friday, April 24th, the Cashmere School District will be offering breakfast and lunch grab-n-go meals. Free meals will be served to all children, aged 18 and under (both enrolled and not enrolled within the Cashmere School District). Meal distribution will be provided via the bus route transportation. We will be operating on the 2-hour delayed start schedule. We will also distribute meals, curbside in the parent drop-off zone, at Vale Elementary from 10:00 -11:00 am. If you are interested in participating in this free meal distribution program, please contact your child’s school. More information as well as contact information can be found at their website, https://www.cashmere.wednet.edu/
Entiat School District is offering a complete balanced grab-and-go breakfast and lunch packed and ready to pick up and take home. So they know the quantities needed, they ask parents to email or call them at [email protected] or calling 888-5182 (if no answer, leave a message) so they know the quantities they will need. E-mail or call by 1:00 PM the day before so that you can pick up meals between 4:00-6:00 pm that same day to have for the following day’s meals. Meals will be free and available for any child, whether they are an Entiat student or not. If you can’t come during pick-up time, please contact 784-1800 so we can find an alternative solution. Pick up will be at the loading dock behind the school located along the fire lane next to the Kitchen. Enter the fire lane by the Tennis Courts. Grab-and go meals will not be provided during the regular Spring Break period (March 30-April 3). For more information, visit their website at www.entiatschools.org/
Lake Chelan School District will be providing grab and go meal Monday through Friday, 10:30 and – 12:30 pm starting Monday, March 23rd. meals will be served “drive-through” style, but walk-ups are welcome. They will be served at Morgan Owings elementary school (enter the bus loading Zone on Woodin Ave) and Chelan Middle High school (Enter through the back entrance off Franham Street behind the High school. Two alternate locations are available from 10:30 am to 11:30 am: Apple acres Mobile Home Park (35 apple acres Road) and Chelan falls Park (555 1st Street, Chelan falls) Each child will receive two meals, lunch for the day and breakfast for the next morning) students must be present to get the meals. For more information, please visit their website, www.chelanschools.org/
Lake Chelan and Mason School Districts, THRIVE (A youth centered non-profit) is partnering with schools and the community to serve prepackaged Food2Schools bags to registered Chelan and Manson students during temporary school closures. Bags will be distributed in an outdoor location to students or their parent/guardian. They will be given out drive thru style; first come, first served. Meals will be every Friday starting march 20th – April 24th at 5 -7pm. Locations are the Chelan Middle/High school (enter through the back entrance off Farnham street) and Manson Elementary (enter via the elementary Bus loop). More information can be found on the THRIVE Chelan Valley Facebook page.
They are also taking donations if you would like to help. To donate, please visit, https://thrivechelanvalley.com/donations/thrivesupportsweekendmeals/?fbclid=IwAR0U-iEEUpTLOe6zloYnGmhKG9U2nv2uAOagc9aInFp35iMUXe9YqGb8p_k
Wenatchee School District will continue to provide meals, free of charge to all children ages 0-Beginning March 17th through April 24th the District’s Nutrition Services department will distribute pre-packaged breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Locations abvable at their website. Meals will be distributed at one of the entrances near the school cafeteria and there will be signs to identify where to go for pick-up. There will be a complete balanced breakfast and lunch packaged ready for each child to pick up and take home. Meals will be free and available for any child, whether they are a student in our district or not. Children must be present to receive meals. Student ID numbers/cards are not needed. Children cannot stay at the school to eat the meals because of social distancing guidance from state and local health agencies. If you are unable to access one of the meal sites or leave your home please contact their WSD Nutrition Services Office at (509)662-9345 so they can assist you in getting meals for your children. For more information, please visit their website, www.wenatcheeschools.org/
Chelan Senior Center is closed, but is still doing meal pick-up and delivery for the elderly. For details please call 509-470-0522.
Dayton School District is working directly with Columbia County health System, the Fire and Sheriff Departments to have child care for first responders and health care workers. They ask that if you are a part of one of these entities that you speak with your Human resources Department. More information can be found at their website, www.daytonsd.org/
Dayton School District is currently planning to make breakfast and lunch meals available for students, but are still working on the details. At this time we are looking to do some deliveries using bus stop locations as well as possible pick up at the school. This service should begin no later than Monday March 23. No forms are necessary for pick up the meals, but the child must be present when the meal is distributed. Breakfast and lunch may be distributed at the same time. Some food items may need to be heated using a microwave or oven. Students are encouraged to eat at home to encourage social distancing. More information can be found at their website, www.daytonsd.org/
Eastmont School District will be providing free meals to all children age 0-18 during the school closure. Children do not have to be currently enrolled. The following sites will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday: * Rock Island Elementary School (Front Door Entry) * Grant Elementary (Commons Entry) * Sterling (Entry on James Street) * Cascade Elementary (Entry to Gymnasium) * Children cannot pick up a meal for another child.
Mansfield School District is planning on child care for first responders and healthcare workers during the school closure. Please call at Jan 509-683-1012 as soon as possible to make arrangements and for details.
Bridgeport School district will be offering breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is from 7:30-9:00 and lunch is 11:30-12:30. Meals will be available in the elementary lunchroom, but are pick up only. They will be available for any child ages 0-18. Delivery will also be available to those students living outside of town and normally ride the school bus. The busses will leave the school at 8:00 am and arrive at the bus stops between 8:00 and 8:30, and then again for lunch from 11:00 to 11:30. Meals will still be a sack meal. The district ask that you contact them if you will need additional meal to be prepared and/or delivered on bus routes.
Mansfield School District is planning on making food available for students during the school closure. Please call at Jan 509-683-1012 as soon as possible to make arrangements and for details.
Orondo school District will be delivering lunch and breakfast. These meals will be available for anyone between ages birth to 18 who reside in the Orondo school district, Monday through Friday. Meals will also be available to pick up at the school between 11:00 and 12:30pm. More information is available on their Facebook page.
Waterville School District will be doing meal pick-up and drop-off. They ask you check their Facebook page and website for more information, www.watervilleschool.org/
Pomeroy School District will be providing a Grab n’ Go sack breakfast and lunch starting Wednesday, March 18th. Times of distribution will be from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. This service will be provided Monday-Friday, with the exception of spring break. Spring break is Monday, March 30th-Friday, April 3rd. The distribution center will be located at the high school building at the main entrance. Students will be given lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning. Students have to be present to pick up the breakfast and lunch, parents or other family members cannot pick up meals for a student. We will be very cautious during our distribution and ask that students stay outside of the building and the meals will be brought to you.
The backpack program will continue throughout the closure. The food bags will be distributed on Friday’s from 10:00-11:00 AM, with the exception of spring break. The distribution site will be the main entrance of the elementary building. We will be very cautious during our distribution and ask that students stay outside of the building and the food bags will be brought to you.
Ephrata School District will offer child care to first responders and those who work in the health care industry. If you work in either of these fields and will need child care, please email [email protected]
Quincy School District is actively working on preparing a child care program. Priority will be given to children of first responders and health care workers. They plan to start with Ancient Lakes as their childcare site. Groups will be limited to 25 students, which will allow us to practice social distancing in ways that a school full of students cannot. If you need childcare, please contact the QSD District Office at 509-787-4571.
Ephrata School District will be providing meals for their students. Meals will begin on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and will dispersed outside from 11:00 – 1:00 PM at grant elementary, Columbia Ridge elementary, Parkway school, Ephrata Middle School. Meals are not to be eaten on site. Each meal will contain lunch and breakfast items. If you are outside the city limits and cannot make it to a school site, and would like a meal, please contact Adam Roduner at [email protected] or at 509-754-3311. Meals are free to all children age 1-18, regardless of whether they are in the school district. Only ONE meal per individual. No meals will be given during Spring Break, March 30th – April 3rd. This is subject to change. For more information and updates please visit their website, www.ephrataschools.org/news/what_s_new/coronavirus__covid-19__information
Moses Lake school District is offering free meals for all children ages 0-18 during the school closure, starting March 20th and going until April 24th, , but will stop during their planned spring break (April 6-10). They will be giving them out from 10:30-11:30 at the following elementary schools, Knolls Vista, Lakeview, Larson heights, Longview, Midway, north, Peninsula. Children must be present to qualify for a meal pick-up. Two meal per day will be given at once (breakfast and lunch). If you have questions please call 509-793-7999
Quincy School District is providing free meals for children ages 0-18, regardless of it they enrolled in the Quincy school district. Students aged 19 can still get free meals, but must be actively enrolled in the Quincy Schools. Meals will be grab and Go sack meals. There will be a dive through system. Students’ almost consume them elsewhere. Meals service will be at Quincy middle School, Pioneer elementary, George elementary, and Mountain View elementary. Service will be from Monday- Friday, from 10:30-12:30. Please visit their website and Facebook page for updates and in case of changes. http://www.qsd.wednet.edu/
Walla Walla County