Friday, March 13, 2020

Local Schools Offer Meal Support for Central Oregon Students

Image of a school lunch on a plastic tray.


News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
Posted on FlashAlert: March 13th, 2020 3:01 PM
Many schools around the region are offering free meals for students while schools are closed, per order from Governor Kate Brown.
Bend-La Pine Schools
March 16-20; March 30-31
Bend-La Pine Schools will serve free “grab and go” meals for kids 18 and under at five locations throughout the district from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meals will be served at:
  • Ensworth Elementary School, 2150 NE Dagget Lane, Bend;
  • Sky View Middle School, 63555 18th Street, Bend;
  • Bend Senior High School, 230 NE 6th;
  • Elk Meadow Elementary School, 60880 Brookswood Blvd., Bend;
  • La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road, La Pine.
Meals will be served on dates that were scheduled school days prior to the statewide closure order. Visitors are asked to enter through designated doors, pick up a meal from the cafeteria and then take the meal to go. Gathering inside the school will be discouraged. Bend-La Pine Schools’ custodial staff will be cleaning before and after each meal. Adults can purchase a meal for $4.
Crook County School District
March 16-20; March 30-31
Crook County School District will provide free lunch to children from noon to 1 p.m. in front of Pioneer South, 641 E First Street, Prineville. Food will be served as a curbside pickup or walk up in front of the school. Please follow the traffic patterns for a smooth delivery. Meals are going to be dispensed by nutrition staff through the car windows at the pickup site. One meal per child per day.
Culver School District
March 16-20; March 30-31
Culver School District will provide a “brown bag” breakfast and lunch for students, delivered during normal morning bus routes. Students, parents or caretakers can meet the bus at the normally scheduled time at their bus stop to receive their meals. The student does not have to be a regular bus rider to go to the bus stop and grab a meal. Additionally, the Culver cafeteria on the school district campus will be open from 7:30 am to 9:30 am for students, parents and caregivers to pick up a brown bag to take home.
Jefferson County School District 509J
March 16-20
Student meals will be served at the district’s summer food service sites outside the cafeteria doors at the following locations: Madras High School; Bridges High School and Warm Springs K-8. Meal service times: Breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Redmond School District
March 16-20; March 30-31
Redmond School District has established a food distribution program to provide a free, prepackaged breakfast and lunch to any child 18 years and under at Redmond High School. Food distribution will occur in the school visitor parking lot from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  No identification will be required to receive a meal. Attendees will receive one bag per child under the age of 18.
Sisters School District
March 16-20
The district will serve breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon at Sisters Elementary School, 611 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters. Seating is available outside or families may choose to take their food to go. Those eating on site should park in the parking lot; the bus lane is available for those taking their food to go. Additional details available at
Higher Education:
Central Oregon Community College
The college will continue to provide dining, particularly for those who reside on campus.
Oregon State University - Cascades
March 14-April 30
OSU-Cascades’ dining operations will remain operational and food service will be available throughout this time. Students, staff and faculty are advised to check visit for hours and service updates.
COEIN’s website, provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both locally and nationally is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.
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