From Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9, Fargo Public Schools will provide free meals to children due to the COVID-19 school closure. Grab & Go cold breakfast and lunch meals will be provided using a drive-through or walk-up meal pick-up process at sites listed below; families need not leave their vehicle to receive a meal. Locations and distribution times have been adjusted for the week of April 6. Note: Thursday meal service will include meals for Friday; there will be no distribution on Friday, April 10 due to the school holiday.
Free meals will be available for any child up to the age of 18 (up to 21 if receiving special education services). The free meal distribution will be solely for the pick-up of meals; meals will not be consumed at the site. Families may go to any location to receive a meal and are asked to watch for the yellow school bus.
Beginning Monday, April 6, children do not need to be present to receive a meal as long as an approved form of identification is presented at the meal pick-up site. Approved forms of identification are:
- K-12 Student ID card from any school/school district
- A bus bag tag from any K-12 school/school district
- Student’s name or lunch account/Student ID number (subject to verification at time of pick-up)
A limit of three (3) additional meals will be provided upon request for non-present children for whom one of the three forms of identification is not provided (i.e. children ages 1-Pre-K).
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Distribution Time
Longfellow Elementary School, Bus Loop
Horace Mann Elementary School, Parking Lot
Jefferson Elementary School, Bus Loop North Side
Clara Barton Elementary School, West Parking Lot
Kennedy Elementary School, Parent Loop
Ed Clapp Elementary School, Parent Loop
Courts Plus, South Parking Lot
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Distribution Time
Cash Wise Parking Lot, 34th St & 13th Ave
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Distribution Time
McKinley Elementary School, Bus Loop
Roosevelt Elementary School, North Parking Lot
Community Homes at McCormick Park, 7th Ave & 23rd St S
Hawthorne Elementary School, West side along street
Centennial Elementary School, Parent Loop
Ed Clapp Bus Stop, 31st Ave & 33rd St
Boys & Girls Club, 2500 18th St S
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Distribution Time
Bennett Elementary School, Bus Loop
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Distribution Time
North High School, South Parking Lot
Madison Elementary School, Bus Loop
South High School, South Parking Lot
Riverwood, 46th Ave & 10th St N
Ed Clapp Bus Stop, Dakota Park Circle & 34th Ave
Lincoln Elementary School, Parking Lot
Meals will be distributed for the time periods outlined above, or until all meals have been distributed, whichever occurs first. Meal distribution will be announced on a weekly basis.
Households may request meals to accommodate diet restrictions by contacting the Nutrition Services Department (701-446-1154 or e-mail email@example.com) by 5:00 p.m. for the following day. Medical documentation will be required if not already on file with the Nutrition Services Department.