UPDATED: Kent School District to provide free meal sites for kids during closure

Breakfast and lunch available to any child ages 1-18 years

  • Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:44am
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Editor’s note: Starting Monday, March 23, Birch Creek and Cascade Youth Center serving times have changed (12-1 p.m.). Neely-O’Brien Elementary has also been added as a meal site (10-11 a.m.) Please check kent.k12.wa.us/ClosureMeals for updates and additional information.


One of the Kent School District’s top priorities during the long closure ahead will be to provide meals for all students.

As the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the closing of the school district, officials want to reassure families that all children in the community, up to age 18, whether or not on the Free or Reduced Meal Program, will be fed.

Service times and locations are subject to change.

Child eligibility

Must be 0-18 years old: The child or teen must be 18 years old or younger to receive free meals.

Must be present: The eligible child or teen must be present to receive their grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals.

Available Monday-Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The program began March 17. Free breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed together Monday-Friday between 10 and 11 a.m. at select school and community partner sites throughout the district throughout the closure.

• Carriage Crest Elementary: 18235 140th Ave. SE, Renton

• Cedar Heights Middle School: 19640 SE 272nd St., Covington

• Covington Elementary: 25811 156th Ave. SE Covington

• Kent Elementary: 24700 64th Ave. S, Kent

• Kent-Meridian High School: 10020 SE 256th St., Kent

• Kentridge High School: 12430 SE 208th St., Kent

• Neely-O’Brien Elementary, 6300 S 236th St., Kent

Available Monday-Friday from noon to 1 p.m.

• Birch Creek Youth Center: 12910 SE 273rd St., Kent

• Cascade Youth Center: 20500 106th Ave SE, Kent

• Kent YMCA: 10828 SE 248th St., Kent

• Valli Kee Youth Center: 23401 104th Ave. SE, Kent

No service April 6-10

KSD will not be serving meals during its regularly scheduled spring break, April 6-10.

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