Schools Launch Grab'n'Go Meal Sites

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A number of school districts in West Michigan are opening up grab-and-go meal sites amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while schools are closed.

Below is a list of districts, times and locations. If you have information about a school or district that is not mentioned, please emailReportIt@woodtv.comwith a URL linking to confirmed information.

ALLENDALE PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Starting March 16, Allendale Public Schools is distributing meals to families Monday-Friday between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Meals are also distributed on Saturday’s between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Meals can be picked up at Ripple Effect at 6561 Lake Michigan Drive.

Additional food pantries are providing meals in Allendale and can be found on thedistrict’s website.

Those who don’t have transportation to Ripple Effect or food pantries, you can make arrangements by emailing Brianne Blanksma at blanksmabri@apsfalcons.net and Kari Wiersema at wiersmakar@apsfalcons.net.

BATTLE CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS: 

Battle Creek Public Schools will distribute meal packs at each elementary building and the high school. Other locations will be announced. 

Meals will include breakfast and lunches for pickup only. Books will also be passed out at each location. 

Pickup times will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 17, Wednesday, March 18 and Friday, March 20.
  • Monday, March 23, Wednesday, March 25 and Friday, March 27.
  • Monday, March 30, Wednesday, April 1 and Friday, April 3.

More details can be foundhere

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GRAND RAPIDS:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids are providing free take-out dinners and snacks to children and families in need beginning Monday, March 16 at three club locations in Grand Rapids. The meals will be available Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Locations:

  • Steil Club: 235 Straight Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Paul I. Phillips Club: 726 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Seidman Club: 139 Crofton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

More details can be foundhere.

CARSON CITY-CRYSTAL AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT:

Meals will be available on March 17 and March 23 for students under 18. Each student will receive a box with five meals at the following sites and times:

  • 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Carson City: In front of UE/MS/HS Building   
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Hubbardston: River Park next to Post Office  
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Crystal: Community Center               
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Palo: Joe’s Market                     

Updates can be foundhere.

CEDAR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Cedar Springs Public Schools is providing meals for pick-up or delivery for students under 18 starting on Monday, March 16. 

Meals will be available at 11 a.m. atCedar Springs High School. Volunteers will deliver meals to families who can’t come to the school.

People who would like these free meals are asked to fill out thisform

CENTRAL MONTCALM PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Starting Tuesday, students under 18 will be able to drive up and pick up meals atCentral Montcalm Upper Elementary. This service will be available between 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. weekdays for the three-week closure, including during the planned spring break.

People wanting to use this service are asked to fill out thisform.

COMSTOCK SCHOOLS:

Pre-packaged meals will be available at four sites, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The meal sites will open Tuesday, March 17 and run through Friday, April 3.

The meals, including breakfast and lunch, are available to anyone 18 and under in Kalamazoo County and anyone 26 and under with special needs in the education program. Although distribution will only take place on weekdays, Friday distribution will include meals for Saturday and Sunday.

Locations:

  • Comstock High School in the bus loop
  • Compass High School in the front loop off Gull Road
  • Celery Street Park in Comstock Township
  • Pavilion Estates near the back of the park by the pavilion

Anyone with questions should email Holly Wait atwaith@comstockps.org.

COOPERSVILLE AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Meals will be distributed to anyone 18 and under starting March 17 through April 10 on Tuesdays and Fridays. Meals will be provided to students with disabilities who are ages 18 to 26 with an active IEP.

Meals can bepicked up from:

  • Coopersville Area District Library’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Coopersville Timberline Estates Clubhouse from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Tallmadge Meadows Clubhouse from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional resources are being provided and can be foundhere.

FOREST HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

The district is provingfree breakfast and lunchfor children 18 years old and under. Meals can be picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday’s pickup will have meals to cover for Wednesday through Friday. Friday’s pickup will have meals to cover for Saturday through Tuesday.

Meals can be picked up at:

>>Map of pickup locations.

FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Fremont Public Schools will begin bus delivery of school lunches and snacks starting Tuesday. Delivery times will be between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but it will take a couple of days to get a fixed schedule in place. Children under 18 and parents can come to the bus when it makes its regular stops, and they will get a bagged lunch and snack.

This is the bus schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 17-Friday, March 20
  • Monday, March 23—Friday, March 27
  • Monday, March 30—Friday, April 2
  • Additional dates will be added if the closure continues.

On Monday,Fremont Middle Schoolwill have a grab-and-go lunch between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, the district will have two locations for picking up lunches atFremont Middle Schooland thePine Street Elementary School.

If you have any questions, call 231.924.2350. Updates will also be on itsFacebook page.

GODFREY-LEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

The district is offering sack breakfasts and lunches to the community. Participants are not required to have a child enrolled in the district to pick up meals. 

These schools will have meals for pick-up outside the building from 10 a.m. to noon from Monday through April 3:

GRAND HAVEN AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Grand Haven Area Public Schools is providing a school week’s worth of breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and under starting March 17. They can be picked up on March 23 and March 30. Weekend meals are being provided by Love in Action.All mealscan be picked up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at:

Ferry Elementary School: 1050 Pennoyer Avenue in Grand Haven

Lake Hills Elementary: 18181 Dogwood Drive in Spring Lake

Robinson Elementary: 11801 120th Avenue in Grand Haven

Hope Church: 14932 Mercury Drive in Grand Haven

If you don’t have transportation, you can call the district at 616.850.5040 or email food@ghaps.org. You can also contact Love in Action at 616.846.2701.

GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Grand Rapids Public Schools will open four sites beginning Monday, March 16 with an additional three opening on Tuesday, March 17. The sites will be open for meal pickup from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Meals, which will be a combination of breakfast and lunch, are available for those 18 and under and are not limited to Grand Rapids Public Schools students.

Sites opening Monday, March 16:

  • Campau Commons: 821 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Creston Plaza Apartments: 1080 Creston Plaza NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 
  • New Faith Temple: 1701 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • San Juan Diego Academy: 1650 Godfrey Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

Sites opening Tuesday, March 17:

  • Hope Academy: 240 Brown St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Ottawa Hills High School: 2055 Rosewood SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Sibley Elementary: 943 Sibley St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Walnut Grove Apartments: 875 Sheffield St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Schools will open on Monday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for staff and parents or guardians to pick up personal belongings.

Anyone who has questions about GRPS’ closure can call 616.301.1111 or emailcommunications@grps.org.

GRANDVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Grandville Public Schools will provide meals to all children under 18 and post-secondary program students.

Meals will be provided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on March 18 and ending on April 1. Volunteers will take the meals directly to people’s cars atGrandville Middle School.

If you plan on using this service, officials ask you to fill out thisform. More details can be foundhere.

GREENVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Grab-and-go meals for students 18 and under will be available weekdays beginning Tuesday. March 17 through spring break. Meals can be picked up at drive-thrus between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Cedar Crest Elementary: 622 S. Cedar St., Greenville
  • Lincoln Heights Elementary: 12420 Lincoln Lake Rd. NE, Greenville

HAMILTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS:

Hamilton Community Schools has meals available for pickup at Hamilton High School on March 17. On March 20, meals will be available at the high school, Bentheim Elementary and Blue Star Elementary. All meals can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

HOLLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Meals will be available for pickup Mondays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at thefollowing locations:

  • Park Christian Reformed Church at 1496 West 32nd St.
  • St Francis de Sales Catholic Church at 171 W 13th St.
  • Providence Church at 821 Ottawa Ave.
  • Christ Memorial at 595 Graafschap Road
  • Stratford Way Apartments at 450 Stratford Way
  • Meadowlanes Townhomes at 287 Meadow Lane Dr.
  • Harbor Village Apartments at 287 West 40th St.
  • Crown Point Apartments at 1180 Matt Urban Drive
  • Maple Ave Church & Ministries at 427 Maple Ave.
  • Hope Church at 77 West 11th Ave.
  • BLVD Church at 238 West 15th St.
  • Trinity Reformed at 712 Apple Ave.
  • Calvary Church on 8th at 995 E 8th St.
  • Lincoln Estates Mobile Home Park at 1139 Lincoln Ave.
  • Willow Park Mobile Home Park at 1055 Lincoln Ave.
  • Ridge Point Community Church at 340 104th Ave.
  • First Reformed Church at 630 State St.

Monday’s meals will have two days of breakfast and lunch and Wednesday’s three days’ worth.

HUDSONVILLE SCHOOLS:

Hudsonville Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch to any child under the age of 18 and young adults with special needs on weekdays beginning Tuesday, March 17 through April 3.

Lunch will be offered at the following locations from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm: 

  • Hudsonville High School at 5037 32nd Ave.
  • Riley Middle School at 2745 Riley St.
  • Baldwin Middle School at 3835 Baldwin St.
  • Alward Elementary School at 3811 Port Sheldon St.

People may drive-up or walk to any site to grab it and go. Breakfast will be available at the same time for those families who wish to take it home. Parents may pick up meals for children at home. 

More details can be foundhere

IONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

From Monday to April 3, children 18 and under can pick up meals atBoyce,EmersonandTwin Riverselementary schools andIonia High Schoolweekdays between 10 a.m. and noon. Meals must be consumed off-campus.

JENISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches will be available to students on weekdays beginning on Tuesday, March 17 and running through April 3. Four locations will be providing meals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents may pick up meals for children.

Locations:

  • Bursley Elementary: 1195 Port Sheldon St. Jenison
  • Sandy Hill Elementary: 1990 Baldwin, Jenison
  • Bauerwood Elementary: 1443 Bauer Rd., Jenison
  • Jenison High School: 2140 Bauer Rd., Jenison

KENTWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Starting Tuesday, March 17 until Tuesday, March 31,the district will provide breakfast and lunchtwice a week to cover a seven-day period. Meals can be picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The meals handed out on Tuesday will cover though Thursday. The meals handed out Friday will cover through Monday.

Meals can be picked up at:

LAKEVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT:

The district will be offering to-go breakfast and lunch weekdays from March 16 to April 3 to all children under 18. Meals can be pick-up by children or adults at the following sites:

MONA SHORES PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

The district will be offering to-go breakfast and lunch weekdays starting on Monday, March 16. Parents and guardians can pick up meals for all children in their households at Mona Shores High School in front of the stadium entrance, children don’t need to be present.

Here is the district’s meal schedule:

  • Monday there will be two breakfasts and two lunches available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday there will be two breakfasts and lunches available from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. then again at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday there will be three breakfasts and three lunches available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those who need meals to be delivered, there is a delivery form availableonline.

MUSKEGON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Buses willdeliverbreakfast and lunch to bus stops once per day, with deliveries starting at n11 a.m. A list of stops and the times the bus should arrive can be found on the district’sFacebook page.

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMY

Buses willdeliver mealson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 42 regular bus stops. The first stop of the day will be at 11:30 a.m. Parents may collect meals; students do not need to be present.

Here’s the meal schedule:

  • Monday and Wednesday, there will be two days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Fridays will be three days of breakfast and lunch.

The full schedule will be availableonline.

NORTHVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

People under 18 can get a meal from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. atNorthview High School. Family members or students under 18 can pick up the meal. Folks do not have to qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program and do not need to be a Northview student.

If you are not able to attend those days and don’t have someone to pick it up for you, call 616.363.6861 or email lchristian@nvps.net.

PARCHMENT SCHOOLS:

Parchment School District will provide meals to any child in Kalamazoo County age 18 or younger and adults with special needs age 26 or under who are part of an educational program.

Volunteers will distribute a free grab-and-go lunch for that day and a grab-and-go breakfast for the next day at the same time. Children will receive food for the weekend on Friday.

The meals must be consumed away from the site.

The sites will be operating Monday – Friday, starting Tuesday, March 17 through April 3.

The first site will be Parchment High School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The second site is school busses, which will make stops throughout the district. Adults and children must come to the bus to get their meals. The busses will take off fromParchment High Schoolaround 11:30 a.m. and start their routes in the district.

Additional details can be found on the district’sFacebook page.

REETHS-PUFFER SCHOOLS

A week’s worth of breakfast and lunch will be available forpickuponce a week on Wednesdays at Reeths-Puffer High School (1545 N. Roberts Road). People with last names beginning with an A through an N should pick up their meal between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., people with last names O through Z between 11 a.m. and noon, and additional pick-up times between noon and 1 p.m.

ROCKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The districtwill provide free boxed lunches to anyone under the age of 18 starting March 17 until further notice. You can pick up meals 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday at Rockford High School Door #3 a the front of the building. Weekend meals will be passed out Fridays.

SAUGATUCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Saugatuck Public Schoolswill provide mealsto anyone in the community 18 and under. During the first week, breakfast and lunch will be delivered on Tuesday and Friday to families who qualify for free or reduced meals. After that, food will be delivered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Families qualifying will receive a phone call on March 16.

Any family needing free breakfast and lunch can pick up meals from Saugatuck Center of the Arts and The Old Schoolhouse between 9 a.m. and noon. Meals can be delivered in the future byfilling out a surveyto be added to the list.

SPRING LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Free sack meals will be provided to anyone 18 and younger for three weeks. During each of the three pickup dates, children will receive five breakfasts and five lunches each. The pickup location is: Spring Lake Public Schools Central Office, 345 Hammond St., Spring Lake, MI 49456.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, March 17: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Monday, March 23: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For questions or pickup assistance, email Meaghan Beyer atmbeyer1@springlakeschool.org.

THORNAPPLE KELLOGG SCHOOLS:

Thornapple Kellogg Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch for children 18 and younger, or people 26 and under with a disability.

Meals will be provided directly to people’s cars atThornapple Kellogg Middle School. Food for Tuesday through Thursday may be picked up Monday. Meals for Friday through Monday may be picked up Thursday.

Pick up times will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the loading dock at the rear end of the building. You’re asked to use the service drive to reach the loading dock.

Those planning to use the service are asked to fill out thisform. If your child needs special dietary accommodations, email Jessica Endres at jendres@tkschools.org.

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS:

Grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches will be available to all district students to pick up Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. during the shutdown.

Pickup locations:

  • Andrews Elementary: 200 S. Douglas, Three Rivers, MI 49093
  • Ruth Hoppin Elementary: 415 N. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093
  • Three Rivers High School: 700 Sixth Ave., Three Rivers, MI 49093

More information can be foundhere.

WHITE CLOUD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The districtwill provide bagged lunches to all students daily.

Bus deliveries will run Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Delivery times should become consistent after the first couple of days. Those with students at new locations or who don’t have assigned buses should call 231.689.3304 to ask for a lunch.

Students who live in town can go to White Cloud Junior High between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to pick up a meal and take it home.

WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Meals are being provided to all children 18 and under staring March 17. After that, meals will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Monday and Wednesday deliveries will provide two day’s worth of food and Friday’s delivery will provide three day’s worth of food.

All 45 delivery sites can be foundhere.

WYOMING PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Wyoming Public School students 18 and under will be able to pick up meals atWest ElementaryandWyoming Junior Highschools between noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in bulk to cover multiple days.

ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Meals can be picked up for all children canthrough Zeeland Public School.Children do not need to be a student in the district.

There will be four locations on March 16:

  • Maple Valley Mobile Home Community between 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Logan Estates Mobile Home Community between 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Ottogan Mobile Home Community between 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • The Bridge Youth Center at 210 E. Main Street between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Starting March 18, ZPS will have 21 locations where meals can be picked up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Two or more day’s worth of meals will be provided. The district says a schedule will be finalized on March 16.

If your child has food allergies, you can email foodservice@zps.org for assistance.

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