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

  • The last day for daily Grab & Go lunch service will be Tuesday, March 9th. Beginning Friday, March 12th we will be distributing meal kits based on hybrid or 100% remote learning:


    Meal Kits for students enrolled in Hybrid Learing are available on:

    Fridays from 11:00AM-1:00pm at:

    Any of our elementary schools.


    Saturdays from 9:00AM-12:00PM at:

    • 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 11:00AM-1:00PM or 5:00PM-6:30PM at:

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

Option 2: Daily Meal Pickup at schools

  • One breakfast and one lunch served daily. Daily Meals will be available from 11:30AM-12:30PM at:

    • all elementary schools
    • Salish middle school


Weekly drop-off locations (Monday - Wednesday)

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?