School Meals During Statewide School Closures

March 18, 2020


To help in preventing the spread of COVID-19, Utah schools are dismissed for a soft closure until March 27th.

What does this mean for school meals?

On average, 50% of Utah K-12 students participate in school meals daily. Roughly one-third of students qualify for free or reduced meals. These students are at a greater risk to be impacted by school closures.

The good news is that Utah schools will still provide school meals on weekdays during the closure period!

Providing school meals ensures that students have access to a nutritious meal during the day, even though schools are closed. Schools will be taking precautionary measures that allow students to get a healthy meal while maintaining social distance and remaining safe. Meals will be “grab-in-go” meaning students will not be allowed to stay and eat on campus. Many schools will be implementing curbside pick-up.  Some schools will have bus stop drops or multiple locations to help avoid crowds.

 

The Utah State Board of Education has created a map of locations for school meals. 

Hover over the dots for details about each site. View MAP

 

Additional Food Resources:
Utahns Against Hunger
Utah Community Action
United Way 211
Utah Food Bank

Additional COVID-19 Resources:
How to talk to your children about COVID-19
Healthy activities to do at home
Resources for schools and families during COVID-19
How to work from home with kids
Utah Coronavirus