Where to get free school lunches in southeast Wisconsin

Posted at 3:13 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 16:23:47-04

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — As concerns over coronavirus continue to rise, all K-12 schools have been ordered to close.

"Closing our schools is not a decision I made lightly, but keeping our kids, our educators, our families, and our communities safe is a top priority as we continue our work to respond to and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin," said Gov. Evers.

Several school districts and organizations are providing resources for students in need.

The following districts and organizations are providing free lunches for students:

Greendale Schools
"Grab-n-go" meals will be distributed for students Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at College Park Elementary School through April 3.

Kenosha Unified School District
Cold lunches will be distributed Monday through Friday for any child 18 and under Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

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

Parents and guardians may also pick up the meal for their child. Their child does not have to be present.

Milwaukee Public Schools
MPS will be providing free meals to students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District
The Salvation Army of Oak Creek will be providing bag lunches for the first week of school closures in Oak Creek. Lunch will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following locations until March 20:

  • Forest Ridge Elementary, 2220 W. Drexel Rd., Oak Creek, WI
  • The Salvation Army Oak Creek, 8853 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, WI

Sheboygan Area School District
Sheboygan Area School District is providing free meals to any child under the age of 18. Pick up will be March 18 through March 20 and March 30 through April 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the following schools:

  • Cooper
  • Grant
  • Jefferson
  • Jackson
  • Longfellow
  • Madison
  • Pigeon River
  • North
  • South
  • Sheridan

As of Monday, there were reported 47 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin.

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