Meal Services During COVID-19
We will be offering two types of meal service depending on the instructional model being delivered: Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and Hybrid. All meals for the 2020-2021 school year will continue to be free of charge for ALL students and community members ages 1-18 through the Summer Food Service Program waivers received from USDA. This will change back to “normal” at the start of the 2021-2022 School Year.
Families are encouraged to continue to fill out their free and reduced-price meal application forms this year. Qualifying for F&R meals provides other benefits to families and supports the District in receiving other Federal Grant funds. Applications can be found here: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp. Having an approved application from this year on file with us will help prevent gaps in service at the beginning of next school year and give you more time to submit next year’s application.
Access to Free Meals Effective April 5th, 2021
Beginning April 5th, FGSD Nutrition Services will be offering new meal access options to align with the return to Hybrid Learning. Bus meal distribution will end 4/2 and existing curbside meal schedules will be replaced with the following options. To ensure all children in the Forest Grove School District communities have an opportunity to receive meals free of charge during the Pandemic, families have different opportunities to pick up meals.
Children returning to FGSD buildings for Hybrid learning:
Meal Access at School
Breakfast will be offered to all students as they enter their building and they will consume their meal in their classroom. Lunch and a take-home snack will be offered to all students prior to exiting the building.
Meal Access for Days Not at School
Families are encouraged to sign-up for 5-Day Meal Kits which will provide food to make meals for the 5 days of the week your child is not attending classes in the building. Pick-ups for these kits will be at school dismissal time on Tuesdays or Fridays (depending on your child’s Hybrid days) at a site you select in the order form.
Children who will be staying in CDL OR Children 0- 18 who do not attend FGSD
Families are encouraged to sign up for 7-Day Meal kits which will provide a week’s worth of food to make meals for your child.
Pick-ups for these kits will be Wednesdays 11am-1pm at a site you select in the order form.
Sign up for Meal Kits at the following site: https://bit.ly/3cOlwD9
All orders are due the Monday PRIOR to the week of pick-up by 1pm, or you can select a recurring weekly order in the order form
Please call Nutrition Services at 503-359-8110 ext 4524 with any question
For the remainder of the 2020-21 School Year, all meals for children will continue to be available at no charge. This will change back to “normal” in September 2021.