School Meals Offered FREE to Children 0-18 Years
Good News: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers that will allow school districts to provide FREE school meal service – breakfast and lunch on school days – for any youth ages 0-18, whether enrolled or not in school. Snoqualmie Valley School District will now offer meals, free of charge, on school days similar to how they were provided during the closure last spring. This also applies for students in our Transition Learning Center (TLC) program, ages 18-21 who receive special education services. The USDA has extended this opportunity will continue to June 2021.
For remote learners, meals "to go" will be available for pick-up at the following school locations, Monday through Friday, on days that school is in session.
- On Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, mid-day curbside distribution takes place 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- at all SVSD elementary schools.
- On Wednesday, mid-day curbside distribution takes place 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- at SVSD school sites (listed below) plus select bus stop locations (see chart).
SCHOOL PICK-UP LOCATIONS:
- Cascade View Elementary (24816 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065)
- Fall City Elementary (33314 SE 42nd St., Fall City, WA 98024)
- North Bend Elementary (400 East Third St., North Bend, WA 98045)
- Opstad Elementary (1345 Stilson Ave. SE North Bend, WA 98045)
- Snoqualmie Elementary School (39801 SE Park Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065)
- Timber Ridge Elementary (34412 SE Swenson Drive, Snoqualmie, WA 98065)
- Mount Si High School (8651 Meadowbrook Way SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065) -- ("To go" meals available Wednesday only.)
BUS DELIVERY SCHEDULE - Wednesday only:
On Wednesdays only, our district offers meals at several bus route locations. Buses will wait at each location during the window of time designated below to give families time to retrieve meals. Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children. (See the chart below.) The information in red was adjusted most recently.
Please observe COVID-19 safety precautions when picking up meals -- wearing masks, staying in vehicles for curbside delivery, and waiting at least 6 feet apart when picking up meals on foot or by bike.
Food service staff at all locations will follow all CDC and Health Department recommendations for safety, including social distancing and wearing face coverings. Some items may require refrigeration or minimal cooking; instructions will be provided as needed.
PRE-ORDER Please: Families are asked to complete a daily pre-order form, when possible, to help us plan for quantities at each site. This is not required, however, and walk-ups will be served. Menus are posted here. (Special dietary meals may also be requested, with an approved medical statement on file.)
Other Nutritional Assistance Available to Families:
- Weekend Backpack Program - Food for weekends and school breaks
Each Friday, the Helping Hands Ministry offers it's Weekend Backpack Program, providing families with food and snack items to help support students' nutritional needs on weekends, and prior to school breaks during the school year. Distribution takes place at our six SVSD elementary school locations (see addresses above). We appreciate the heart and generosity of our Helping Hands community partner!
- Free & Reduced Price School Meal Program
SVSD students who qualify for the federal Free and Reduced-price (F/R) Meals Program, through the National School Lunch & Breakfast program, should still submit a new 2020-21 application this year. In addition to free or discounted meals when the USDA waiver ends, other types of assistance may be available for income-eligible families who apply. If your family has lost income due to COVID-19, be sure to check if you may now qualify. Learn more here.
- Families Can Get Help Buying Groceries through the Pandemic-EBT Program
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits are now available to eligible student in our school district. P-EBT is money for food for meals provided through the Washington State Legislature for income-eligible students for meals lost during this 2020-21 school year because of the pandemic. Families who have applied for free or reduced-price meals AND are enrolled in our school district this year, automatically qualify for this benefit. Learn more here.
For additional questions, please contact SVSD Food Services Director Pam Chambers, at email@example.com or 425-831-8009.