Updates to Meal Service Procedures Beginning January 19
Jan 12, 2021
Beginning Jan. 19, the Anchorage School District’s Student Nutrition Department will begin providing meals to students attending in-person instruction. Elementary students who are present in a school that has a meal service will receive a breakfast* and a hot lunch every day. Middle and High school students who are participating in small group in-school tutoring programs will receive a breakfast and a ready-to-eat cold lunch each day. Students attending in-person instruction need not pre-order meals.
Students who are not yet back in in-person instruction, and who are enrolled in National School Lunch Program (NSLP) participating schools** may obtain meal bundles consisting of several days’ worth of breakfast and lunch from various distribution sites on Tuesday and Friday. Students will receive a three-meal pack on Tuesdays and a two-meal pack on Fridays***. Students who receive meal bundles from distribution sites must pre-order using the PayPams.com website process.
All meals provided to eligible students at all NSLP schools are free of charge, regardless of Free and Reduced Meal program status.
* Due to staffing limitations, schools that did not previously have a breakfast program are unable to offer breakfast service. Schools offering breakfast available here.
***Student Nutrition’s ability to open and sustain schools is dependent on staff availability due to COVID-19. In the event that low staffing levels prevent opening all food service facilities, Student Nutrition will prioritize and reallocate nutrition staff to Title 1 and Community Eligible Schools (CEP) as necessary.
The following locations will be open for meal pick-up beginning Jan. 19. Times for meal distribution are 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at secondary schools and 12-2 p.m. at elementary schools on Tuesday and Friday. Parents must pre-order meal bundles when picking up from distribution sites.
Bartlett High School
Central Middle School
Chugiak High School
Clark Middle School
Dimond High School
East High School
Hanshew Middle School
Mears Middle School
Romig Middle School
Wendler Middle School
Abbott Loop Elementary School
Chester Valley Elementary School
Muldoon Elementary School
Ursa Major Elemntary School
Williwaw Elementary School
Willow Crest Elementary School
Distribution dates and meal/menu dates are listed below. Deadlines are at 9:59 p.m. AKST on the deadline specified.
Note, there is a minor change to the number of meals issued on Feb 23, 25, and Mar 2 to account for Spring Break.