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Student Meal Distribution Through Adaptive Pause

Grab and Go Meals

Now serving Grab and Go Meals each day Monday-Friday from January 10 - 28 except on Monday, January 17, 2022 due to the MLK Day Holiday.  Come get a Grab and Go meal each day, Monday through Friday. Each bag contains breakfast, lunch, and supper for that day.

The Grab and Go Meals are available at school buses at multiple locations across the community, including several School District 189 schools, a number of community centers, and a few mobile bus routes from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. 

Students or parents may stop by one of these locations to pick up the student meals from the school bus:

CENTERS (serving 11:00AM - 1:00PM - meals provided by bus for pickup)
- Deshields Center at 1235 McCasland Avenue (and John Robinson)
- Griffin Center at 2630 Lincoln
- Roosevelt Center at 1328 North 44th Street
- Orr Weathers Center at 1400 East Broadway
- Christian Activity Center at 540 N. 6th Street
SCHOOLS (serving 11:00AM - 1:00PM meals provided by bus for pickup)
- Avant Elementary
- Dunbar Elementary
- Officer Elementary
- Wright Elementary
- Mason/Clark Middle
- Bush Alternative
- Mobile routes are provided in areas not close to a school or center. Please look for the school bus. Vehicles only stay for a few minutes at each stop along the route.

FOOD PROVISION IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE. In school year 2021-2022, School District 189 participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. Healthy breakfasts and lunches are provided at no charge for enrolled students. 

  • Meals are available for pick-up and taken home to eat.
  • Meals are available daily, Monday through Friday from 11:00AM - 1:00PM at participating schools and centers.
  • The 11:00AM-1:00PM schedule for brief mobile stops (estimated at 3-5 minutes each) for Grab and Go meals can be found HERE




Click Here for Meal Preparation Instructions.

Mini Cheese Ravioli has been added to the menu. Please see the graphic below on cooking instructions.

Mini Cheese Ravioli Cooking Instructions


Please be advised that food provided may include peanuts, milk or other ingredients that cause allergies for some people. If you or your child has a food allergy, please notify staff to receive an alternative meal. Exercise caution to ensure safety.