FOOD: Here’s where Seattle Public Schools will offer free lunches

1:57 AM: Seattle Public Schools has announced the sites where it will offer free lunches during the extended closure. Starting Monday, those 5 sites in West Seattle/South Park, and 21 others around the city, “will provide lunches for all Seattle Public Schools students Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.” See the full list here; the local sites are:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW

The district says families will get more information later today about these meal pickup sites.

ADDED FRIDAY EVENING: That additional information points people to the cafeteria/galleria areas at the school and also clarifies that these are “grab and go” meals – sack lunches.

12 Replies to "FOOD: Here's where Seattle Public Schools will offer free lunches"

  • John March 13, 2020 (9:14 am)

    Through all of this, indications of helping, care and compassion define us as a society. This is good news and a responsible service.

  • Smittytheclown March 13, 2020 (9:18 am)

    I was a free lunch child but managed to not starve in the summer.  Do they feed them during breaks now as well?

    • WSB March 13, 2020 (9:19 am)

      Yes, there are programs at libraries and parks. Also the Food Bank’s Backpack Program sends food home with kids for the weekend.

    • KBear March 13, 2020 (9:39 am)

      How compassionate, Smitty.

      • smittytheclown March 13, 2020 (10:22 am)

        Just curious  I benefited from the program years ago so totally back it.  Was serious in that we did not have programs that covered us over the summer is all.  Glad that has changed.  

        • KBear March 13, 2020 (12:47 pm)

          I’m sorry I misunderstood your comment. I’m glad you support feeding the hungry children.

  • waikikigirl March 13, 2020 (11:23 am)

    Funny how people read other comments differently than the commenter meant it. I didn’t take Smitty’s comment as being uncompassionate. 

  • Seastar March 15, 2020 (12:27 am)

    Have we thought about how we will be mitigating the risk of transmission while kids gather publicly at the lunch sites. Nurses in affected countries are reporting some positives with children and that while the virus is much less aggressive than with adults, they are carriers and with no symptoms so if they get it then they go home and give it to their parents or grandparents. If that happens, are we prepare to offer emergency day care for kids. 

    • WSB March 15, 2020 (12:34 am)

      They’re not gathering; they’re picking up the lunches.

  • Chelsea March 15, 2020 (10:58 am)

    Is there a way to sign up to volunteer to help? Or donate?

    • Kay March 15, 2020 (2:15 pm)

      Yes–that is what I was wondering–is there a volunteer effort?

    • Teacher March 17, 2020 (8:46 am)

      No volunteers. Nutrition services is handling all food distribution.

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