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Grab & Go meals for children while schools are closed

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on May 20, 2020

Important Update for Thurs-Fri, May 21-22:

Weekend backpacks available Thursday, 5/21: This week, weekend backpacks will be distributed on Thursday, May 21 instead of on Friday.

Two meals available Friday, 5/22: To ensure children have food on Friday and for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, all families picking up food on Friday, May 22 will receive the following:

  • Two breakfast meals, Friday 5/22 & Monday 5/25
  • Two lunch meals, Friday 5/22 & Monday 5/25

There will be no meal pick-up on Monday, May 25.

Meals for children under age 18 are available for anyone who needs them. You do not need to be pre-registered to pick up meals for children.

If you need food assistance and can not make it to the pick-up location at the high school or if you have questions about the Backpack Program or meals, please email Allissa Eiser, Food Service Director at aeiser@bethlehemschools.org.


Free “grab-and-go” breakfast and lunch for children will continue to be available for pick-up every morning, Monday-Friday, at Bethlehem Central High School while schools are closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus.

Those picking up meals should come to the Van Dyke Road entrance on the side of the school, near the cafeteria (not the main entrance).

Upon arrival at the high school, please stay in your vehicle and let staff know how many meals you need, then wait for the staff to place the meals on the cart. Once the staff member has cleared away from the cart, please pull ahead and get out and pick up your student meals. 

To keep traffic disruption to a minimum, please note the following pick-up schedule:

Monday thru Friday:

  • 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Last names beginning A-M
  • 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Last names beginning N-Z

Please follow the entry route in photo above. Upon arrival please let staff know how many meals you need, then wait for the staff to place the meals on the cart. Once staff have cleared away from the cart, please pull ahead and get out and pick up your student meals. 

Meals are free to all students whether a student receives free meals during the normal school year or not. All children ages 18 and younger can get meals. The meals will be available Mondays through Fridays while schools are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Each meal will include both breakfast and lunch for that day. We will do our best to accommodate special diets and allergies.

If you participate in the District’s weekend backpack program food that would normally be provided weekly in your child’s backpack will be available every Friday at the high school pick-up spot.

If you need food assistance and can not make it to the pick-up location at the high school, please email Allissa Eiser, Food Service Director at aeiser@bethlehemschools.org.

map of parking lot