Wisconsin schools offer meals to students in need amid statewide closure

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools announced plans Friday to assist students in need of meals during the upcoming statewide closure.

Students may stop by one of 20 designated "Stop, Grab, and Go" distribution areas throughout the city to pick up free meals and educational work Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Two meals will be provided at once, including a lunch and breakfast for the following morning.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is making plans for meal distribution for economically disadvantaged students. They plan to share distribution sites in the following week.

Greendale Schools will have lunch available beginning Monday, March 16 for any families in need. The lunch will be served at College Park Elementary from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

Brown Deer, Cedarburg, Fox Point-Bayside, Germantown, Glendale-River Hills, Grafton, Maple Dale-Indian Hill, Mequon-Thiensville, Nicolet Union High School, Northern Ozaukee, Port Washington, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay are working with individual food service providers to prepare access for groceries or meals for each school community. Those in need are asked to contact their local school. 

Wauwatosa schools will provide grab-and-go meals for families interested. Normal lunch billing procedures will apply. Daily lunch pick-up will be Tuesday-Friday at Longfellow and Whitman Middle Schools from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Families utilizing this service must fill out this form or call Food Services at 414-773-2635 by the end of the day Monday, March 16 and indicate how many meals will be needed each day and which location they'll be picked up at.

Racine schools will offer free grab-and-go meals to any child 18 and younger Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. while schools are closed. Families can drive up or walk up to pick up the meals. Children must be present. Each child will receive breakfast and a bag lunch. Meals will be available at the following locations:

  • Fratt Elementary School
  • Jerstad-Agerholm K-8 School
  • Julian Thomas Elementary School
  • Knapp Elementary School
  • SC Johnson Elementary School
  • Wadewitz Elementary School
  • West Ridge Elementary School
  • Schulte Elementary School

Kenosha Unified School District is distributing cold lunches that also contain a breakfast snack for the following morning to any child 18 and under in the community. The service is provided Monday-Friday from noon-2 p.m. at the following locations from March 16-April 3:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd Street
  • Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd Street (behind the building)
  • ELCA Outreach Center, 6218 26th Avenue (starting March 17)
  • Shalom Center, 4314 39th Avenue
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 8760 37th Avenue (starting March 17)

Children do not need to be present -- lunches may be picked up by parents/guardians.

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