A number of school districts in our area will be distributing free
lunches throughout this time. Check out the list below for resources in your
area (please visit each website to confirm availability):
Spokane Public Schools:
Spokane schools will begin distributing grab-and-go breakfast
and lunch meals every weekday at schools beginning Thursday, March 19 from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. These meals are offered to any child 18 years or younger. To
see where these meals are being handed out, click here.
Central Valley School District:
The Central Valley School District has 11 designated locations
for meal pickup, beginning Tuesday, March 17. These meals are open to any
student – even those not registered in the CVSD. However, parents and/or
guardians must bring the children with them during pickup to receive those
meals. To see a full list of those pickup locations, click here.
East Valley School District:
The East Valley School District is still determining how it will
support students and their families during the closure. At this time, no meal
pickup plans have been put into place. To read a letter from Superintendent
Kelly Shea discussing the district’s plans, click here.
West Valley School District:
West Valley schools will provide breakfast and lunch meals to
students in the district beginning Tuesday, March 17. All of the district’s
elementary schools, Centennial Middle School, and West Valley High School will
distribute meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. More information is available here.
Mead School District:
Meal service for Mead schools will begin Monday, March 23. Meals
will be delivered to various hubs throughout the school district, but those
locations have not yet been determined. You can read more information on the
district’s response here.
Deer Park School District:
Breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals will be offered to
students in the Deer Park School District beginning Thursday, March 19.
Distribution will take place between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Deer Park
Elementary, Deer Park Middle, and Deer Park Home Link (beginning Monday, March
23). Students needing meals are asked to fill out a form to the district is
prepared with enough meals ahead of time. A link to that sign-up sheet and more
information is available here.
Cheney School District:
Breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed beginning
Wednesday, March 18 between 9 – 10:30 a.m. No specific pickup location or times
have been determined yet. You can read more from the district here.
Medical Lake School District:
Meal pickup plans have not been finalized by the district. The
Medical Lake School District will have an update by Thursday, March 19, with
how it’ll proceed with services like meal distribution. You can read the latest
from Superintendent Timothy Ames here.
Pullman School District:
Each school in the Pullman School district will be open for meal
pickup beginning Wednesday, March 18, between 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 11:30
a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The district will also send vans out into the community to
deliver meals to designated locations for those who cannot get to the schools.
The breakfast and lunch meals will be grab-and-go style and free to any
student. Families are free to pick those meals up at any school in the
district. To see more information on those distribution locations and times,
Moses Lake School District:
The district said food service plans are in progress to have a neighborhood
meal program for breakfast and lunch, but no further specifics have been
shared. Read more here.
Coeur d’Alene School District:
Breakfast and lunch meal pickup will begin Wednesday, March 18,
at several different schools throughout the district between 11 a.m. and 12:30
p.m. You can find those specific locations here.
Moscow School District:
Students in the Moscow School District are on spring break from
March 16 – 20. However, the schools will be closed through April 6. In a letter
to district families, Superintendent Gregory Bailey says the district is
working to make lunch available to students once spring break is over. More information
is expected closer to the end of spring break. You can read Bailey’s
Additionally, the Mad Greek restaurant is offering free lunches
for kids for the next three weeks. Those lunch meals include a slice of pizza
or a cup of soup. Meal pickup is available from 2 – 4 p.m. Monday through
Thursday. More information is available here.
Lewiston School District:
Meal pickup will be available from March 16 – 20 at Jenifer Jr.
High and Sacajawea Jr. High for any Lewiston School District students and
members of their household 18 years and younger from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Family members older than 18 will be able to purchase meals from the schools.
More information is available here.