While Lewis County area schools are closed until April 24 in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, school districts across the region will continue to offer free breakfasts and lunches to children up to age 18. Meal programs are distributed through pick-up centers at the schools, at other designated locations or by delivery.
Since information is changing quickly, be sure to check with your local school for the most up to date news regarding meals. This list will be updated as local schools make plans and change meal distribution to meet the community’s needs.
Centralia is providing a sack lunch and breakfast at all five elementary schools from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for all children age 0-18. Meals will be handed out together with lunch for today and breakfast for tomorrow. Children must be present to be served and meals cannot be consumed at the schools for social distancing. This service will be available every weekday through the closure. If demand is high, the Centralia School District will look at ways to expand meal service.
- Edison Elementary: 607 H St.
- Fords Prairie: 1620 Harrison
- Jefferson Lincoln: 400 W. Summa
- Oakview: 201 E. Oakview Ave.
- Washington: 800 Field Ave.
Starting Monday, March 30, Centralia School District will be expanding meal distribution by delivering to 16 new locations in our community. Delivery will be made by either familiar yellow school buses, or by district-owned vans. The goal is to ensure that children have continued access to nutritious meals, even if their families do not have transportation means.
Only cold meals will be served on the delivery routes. Our curbside meal pickup locations at each of the five elementary schools will continue to serve hot lunches on select days, and will also continue to provide breakfast meals as well.
The new locations and times are:
Jefferson Lincoln Route:
11:00 am – 11:20 am 1101 Scammon Creek Rd/South Creek Apartments
11:30 am – 11:50 am 2613 Cooks Hill Rd/Cooks Hill Rd Apartments
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm 1112 Long Rd/Long Rd Trailer Court
11:00 am – 11:20 am 21541 Bucoda Hwy/Skookumchuck Trailer Court
11:30 am – 11:50 am Big Hanaford Rd & Bucoda Hwy/Schaeffer Park
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Wigley Rd & Elma Dr
12:30 pm – 12:50 pm 2515 N. Peal St/North Pearl St Trailer Court
Fords Prairie/Jefferson Lincoln Route:
11:00 am – 11:20 am 1500 Lincoln Creek Rd/Lincoln Creek Grange
11:30 am – 11:50 am Harriman St & Joppish Rd/Galvin School
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Old Hwy 99 & Prather Rd/NW Sausage & Deli
12:30 pm – 12:50 pm 1310 Belmont St/Motel 6
11:00 am – 11:20 am Centralia Alpha Rd & Mills Ln/Cherry Blossom Estates
11:30 am – 11:50 am Seminary Hill Rd & Saxon St/Just past the National Guard Armory
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Rose St & Vienna St/Logan School
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm 1049 Eckerson Rd/King Oscar Hotel
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Quality Inn & Centralia Inn
During the extended school closure, grab-and-go meals will be offered for anyone under the age of 18, Monday-Friday starting March 23-April 24. The free breakfasts and lunches are available for pick-up from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chehalis Middle School and the Chehalis Bus Garage. Locations are subject to change.
Adna School District is providing free grab-and-go meals during the extended school closure on weekdays. Breakfast and lunch will be served together in a single bag to anyone 18 and under beginning March 18 through April 24. Distribution will be provided on district bus routes following a two-hour late start schedule. Pick-up meals are available at the main entrance of Adna Middle/High School from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Adna will continue to monitor demand for this program throughout the closure and adjust as necessary.
In order to have an adequate number of meals, please email your name, names of children, bus route number, where on the route the meal will be dropped or if you are going to be utilizing the drive-up option at AMHS to LeeAnn Parker at email@example.com or call 360-748-0362 with the information.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, breakfasts and lunches will be made available for all students 18 and under, regardless of enrollment or free/reduced meal designation. Meals will be a grab-and-go style to limit interaction with other students or staff. The school will have the capacity to hand meals to students in cars and/or those who walk up. Each bagged breakfast and lunch will meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Pick-up locations are:
- Boistfort School Gymnasium (south end near grange)
- Boistfort Store
- Curtis Pole Yard Entrance
Meal service will continue daily from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Monday – Friday through the extended closure (excluding Spring Break from April 6-10th). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-245-3343.
Pe Ell Schools offers free grab-and-go meals for anyone 18 years and under during the extended school closure. The free breakfast and lunch meals begin March 23- April 3 (Monday-Thursday) and April 13- April 24 (Monday-Thursday).
Student bus riders will have meals dropped at normal bus stops between 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. All other meals will be available for pick-up on the picnic tables in the breezeway near the big gym at 9:00 a.m. or at the Doty General Store at 9:15 a.m.
- Must be present to receive a meal.
- Locations and times are subject to change.
- Meals are free and no ID required.
- You do not have to attend the Pe Ell School to receive meals.
- If your child is not of school age, please call the kitchen at 360-291-3244 ext. 3042 to let them know how many meals are needed.
Starting on Wednesday, March 18 pick-up grab-and-go food service will be available from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Napavine Elementary School for all students. There will be a sign-in form for parents/students to pick-up the foodservice.
Starting Tuesday, March 17, Winlock is providing meals for pick-up at various locations. There will be someone at each location from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. to provide a sack breakfast and lunch for each student. These deliveries will continue for each weekday of the school closure through April 24. If you or your student can’t make it to one of the locations please contact Sammie York, transportation supervisor by phone at 360-785-4568 or email email@example.com for delivery.
Meal distribution locations:
- HWY 12 Texaco
- Tennessee Rd. (Goods Quarry lot)
- Vader Post office
- Allman Rd.
- Winlock Miller Elementary
- Winlock HS/MS
Toledo Schools believe that nutrition services are critical to children and families, so they’re working with OSPI and DOH to develop a program that meets standards for social distance, quality nutrition and fiscal responsibility. They plan to have classified staff ride with bus drivers on regular routes to deliver meals to families. Families that do not have bus service would be able to pick-up meals at Toledo Elementary School. They are targeting a Wednesday, March 18 to begin. Sign up with this form and email it to Mandy Kruger at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 360-864-6326 or drop the form off at the Toledo School District Office as soon as possible.
Onalaska Schools are providing free meals for kids while school is out from March 17 – April 27. The free meals for all kids under 19 can be delivered to Onalaska youth while school is out. Children’s faces must be seen for each meal served. For free meals delivered Monday through Friday, please fill out the survey at https://www.onysd.wednet.edu/ and the school will notify you of approximate delivery times.
Starting March 16 breakfast and lunch will be served to any child 18 or younger. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch service will be expanded next week with satellite locations.
For the week of March 16 through March 20, the only service being offered at this time is on-site breakfast and lunch. Current students may pick-up breakfast at either building from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. this week through Friday. Lunch is also available for pick-up from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. through Friday.
During the closure, the district will continue to provide breakfast and lunch as long as the service is being utilized by students. Beginning on March 23 the buses, while picking-up for childcare, will deliver pre-ordered breakfasts and lunches at designated bus stops. To order food please use the link http://shorturl.at/inQW1 to state your intentions of utilizing food service during the closure.
The student whom the food is for must be present at the time of pick-up or drop-off. This is not a Morton School District rule, but rather a directive from the State Superintendent’s Office.
The White Pass School district will provide grab-and-go style meal service on Monday – Friday beginning Tuesday, March 17 for children age 18 years or younger. The student must be present to access this service. Each bag will provide a lunch meal and breakfast for the following day.
Meals will be available at the following locations from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m.
- High Valley Country Club (Packwood)
- White Pass Country Historical Museum (old Packwood Elementary)
- White Pass High School parking lot
- Cispus Learning Center parking lot
- East County Auto Center – gravel bus turnaround (Glenoma)