Meal Service During Distance Learning

  • All children (ages 1-18) eat for FREE through June 2021. Each person can receive one FREE breakfast and lunch per day.

    To offer flexibility for families, multiple meal service options, locations, and pick up times are available. Please see below for our menu of options.

Option 1: Weekly Meal Kit Pickup at schools

  • Meal Kits for students enrolled in Hybrid Learning are available on:

    Fridays from 11:00AM-1:00pm at: (There will be no meal distribution on Friday, April 9th. The Friday schedule will resume on April 16th).

    Any of our elementary schools and North Thurston, River Ridge, and Timberline High Schools and Komachin, Nisqually and Salish Middle Schools.


    Saturdays from 9:00AM-12:00PM at: (There will be no meal distribution on Saturday, April 10th. The Saturday schedule will resume on April 17th).

    • Lakes Elementary @ Food & Nutrition Building

    This kit will contain meals for the days students are NOT engaged in on-site instruction. For families who also have students enrolled in 100% Remote Learning, a meal kit can be picked up at the same time as the hybrid meal kit.

    If you do not have any students enrolled in hybrid learning, meal kits for students enrolled in 100% Remote Learning will still be available on: 

    Mondays from 5:00PM-6:30PM at: (There will be no meal distribution on Monday, April 5th. The Monday schedule will result on April 12th).

    • North Thurston High School
    • River Ridge High School
    • Timberline High School
    • Nisqually Middle School
    • Komachin Middle School
    • Salish Middle School

Weekly drop-off locations (Wednesday)

  • Due to on-site instruction of small groups of students our daily bus service has been revised to a weekly meal-kit drop off service. Please review the new bus schedule below:

    Delivery Location (click each to see location in Google Maps)
    Delivery Window
    Beachcrest - 51st Ave NE at Carole Dr NE 11:30-11:50
    Edgewater Park at Gazebo (McKinley, Logan, Rushmore Intersection) 12:10-12:30

Grab-and-Go Meal Service FAQ

  • Do I still have to complete a Free and Reduced-Priced Meal application for this school year?

  • Do I still need to register for meals?

  • Will my student's lunch account be charged?

  • Can I get just milk for free?

  • Do my children have to attend North Thurston Public Schools to receive meals?

  • Will breakfast and lunch be available separately, or do we have to take both?

  • Do my students have to be present?

  • Do I need to have a vehicle to pick up my meals?

  • Can I get daily meals at a high school or weekly meals at an elementary?