Grab-and-go locations offer free meals for kids; some offer adult meals for a low price
Monday will be a quiet day at schools across Oregon—but one of schools’ most vital resources will continue to be available.
On Thursday night, Gov. Kate Brown ordered all Oregon schools to close as of Monday, March 16, and to remain closed through March 31 due to concerns around COVID-19. That left many concerned about where the decision would leave students who depended on safety nets that public schools provide, such as school breakfast and lunch programs.
School districts around Central Oregon announced as early as Friday that they would open Grab-and-Go locations where young people 18 and under can access meals, similar to summer lunch programming. Some districts also announced prices for adult meals. Bend-La Pine Schools, for example, mentioned a $4 charge for adults who wish to access the Grab-and-Go stations.
Grab-and-go meals are available on the days when school was scheduled to be in session. (Spring break in BLPS, Jefferson Count and Redmond schools, for example, starts March 23, during which time no meals are planned to be offered.)
Below are Central Oregon’s Grab-and-Go Lunch pick-up locations:
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