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Wichita Public Schools offers free meals for students for the remainder of the school year (10-28-20)

Wichita Public Schools offers free meals for students for the remainder of the school year

Changes coming for meal distribution pick-up sites, dates, times, and the meal ordering process

All students in the Wichita Public Schools are eligible to receive free meals through the remainder of the school year, due to the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanding the Summer Food Service Program. All children ages 1 – 18, whether eating onsite or through the MySchool Remote distribution program, will receive free meals. This includes families who normally pay the full rate or reduced rate.

Meal distribution plans will change in November, which include pre-ordering meals, to coincide with Blended Onsite students returning to school on November 9. The yellow tickets that were previously used for meal pick up will no longer be needed or accepted.

Meal distribution on November 12

Families will complete an online order form for meals. Orders for November 12 must be completed by November 5. Click here for the November 12 order form. Families will receive 4 days of meals this week.

Meal distribution starting on November 18

There will be additional changes to meal distributions starting the week of November 18. If students are attending school in person more than 2 days a week, they are not eligible for curbside meals.

  • Curbside School Meals will be distributed on Wednesdays. Meals will be given for days schools are in session.
  • Meal distribution times have changed to include a daytime pickup option, along with a later evening pickup time, to better accommodate families.
  • Families will order meals two weeks prior to the pick-up date. Order forms can be found at usd259.org/curbsidemeals. Once the order is placed, families will receive an email to be used as proof of order at the pick-up site.

Beginning November 18, families can pick up meals on Wednesdays at the following locations and times:

1 – 2 p.m. pick up sites:

  • Hadley Middle School, 1101 Dougherty
  • Hamilton Middle School, 1407 S. Broadway
  • Pleasant Valley Middle School, 2220 W. 29th North
  • Robinson Middle School, 328 N. Oliver
  • Truesdell Middle School, 2464 S. Glenn

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. pick up sites:

  • Chester Lewis Academic Learning Center, 1847 N. Chautauqua
  • Curtis Middle School, 1031 S. Edgemoor
  • Marshall Middle School, 1520 Payne
  • Northwest High School, 1220 N. Tyler
  • South High School, 701 W. 33rd South
  • West High School, 820 S. Osage
  • WPS School Service Center, 3850 N. Hydraulic.

WPS will continue to evaluate the program and may make adjustments as needed during the school year.

For more information about the MySchool Remote meal distribution and to view menus, go to https://wps.yumyummi.com.