Free Summer Meal Program - For Immediate Release

Free Summer Meal Program - For Immediate Release
Posted on 06/11/2020


EUREKA, CA - June 10, 2020 - Eureka City Schools will continue to offer breakfast and lunch meals this summer through August 14, 2020. In an effort to continue to fight food insecurity during this global crisis, we will continue our curbside pickup locations in the same way we have since schools closed on March 17, 2020. Meals can be picked up at Alice Birney Elementary, Grant Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Eureka High School, for all children 18 and younger. This summer only, children no longer need to be present to pickup a meal. A parent or guardian may pick up free meals for their children. Meals will be provided from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Two days’ worth of meals will be given out on Monday and Wednesday and a single day on Friday. Food Services will also continue to provide meals at all bus stop locations Monday through Friday. Bus stop times may differ from the schedule they have been running in the past so please check for bus stop locations and times.

In addition to our curbside locations listed above, we will also be providing meals to Camp Cooper and to the Municipal Auditorium (1120 F Street) in Eureka. Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday through Friday with breakfast pickup at 7:00 AM and lunch pickup at 12:00 PM.

To help ensure all children in our community have access to complete and healthy meals, we have added three new sites to assist Food For People. The Teen Center (3015 J Street) in Eureka will be serving breakfast at 9:00 AM and lunch at 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Lunch can be picked up at Rohner Park (9 Park Street) in Fortuna from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The Rio Dell Community Resource Center will offer summer lunch at Rio Dell Elementary School (95 Center Street) in Rio Dell on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Two days’ worth of food will be given on Monday and Wednesdays and a single day on Friday.

Communities across America have seen significant losses due to COVID-19 closures. Eureka City Schools as a District has always taken food insecurities seriously but this year requires a more united effort to maximize access to meals for children in our community. With the help of our amazing bus drivers and food service staff, administration, Food For People, and our community partners, we will strive to reach the most children possible this summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Food Service Director Laura Chase or Assistant Food Service Director Danielle Johns at 707-441-2501. Menu and other news is posted at

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