Free meals for students
Free Meal Programs offer free meals to children ages 18 and younger. Some programs are still in the summer meal phase while some have transitioned to back to school meal programs for distance learning. Meal distribution times, locations, and eligibility requirements will vary between participating school districts and meal program availability.
Please see information for participating school districts below.
school Districts participating in meal programs
Providing free to-go meals for children during summer months. Meals distributed include both breakfast and lunch. Available to children ages 18 and younger. Children must be present at time of meal pick up. Meals available at the following location and time.
Bangor Elementary School, 7549 Oro Bangor Hwy, Bangor. Available Monday and Wednesday: 11am-12pm(Noon)
Offering to-go meals for children including a breakfast and a lunch. Free to-go meals will be offered beginning on Monday, August 17th. Available to children ages 18 years and younger. Children must be present to receive a meal. Free meals are available to any child in the Chico community (regardless of school).
Meals will be distributed Monday-Friday from 11am-1pm at the following locations (beginning August 17th):
Chapman Elementary School, 1071 East 16th Street, Chico
Citrus Elementary School, 1350 Citrus Avenue, Chico
Emma Wilson Elementary School, 1530 West 8th Avenue, Chico
Little Chico Creek Elementary School, 2090 Amanda Way, Chico
Shasta Elementary School, 169 Leora Court, Chico
Sierra View Elementary School, 1598 Hooker Oak Avenue, Chico
Bidwell Junior High School, 2376 North Avenue, Chico
Chico Junior High School, 280 Memorial Way, Chico
Offering meals in “to-go” in both a drive-through and walk-through format for the 2020-2021 school year starting on August 31st, 2020. Each meal will include lunch and breakfast for the date of pick-up. Students are not required to be present at the time of pick-up but parents/guardians will be asked who their child is and what school they attend. Meals are available to Orland Unified School District students grades K-12 only. For questions or concerns, please call: 530-865-1291.
Meals will be distributed Monday-Friday from 11am-1:30pm at the following locations:
Fairview Elementary, 1308 Fairview Street, Orland
C.K. Price Middle School, 1212 Marin Street, Orland
Offering meals in a to-go format. Each pick-up will include five days worth of meals. Meals for each day will include breakfast and lunch. Meals are available to students enrolled at Paradise Unified School District and all Paradise Charter Schools in grades Pre-K through 12. Students are not required to be present at distributions. Drop in during program hours. If there is a line, please practice 6 feet social distancing and remember to wear a face covering.
Meals will be distributed on Thursdays from 8am-3pm at the following locations:
Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Road, Magalia
Pine Ridge Elementary School, 13878 Compton Drive, Magalia
Paradise Jr. & Sr. High School, 5911 Maxwell Drive, Paradise
Paradise Ridge Elementary School, 5657 Recreation Drive, Paradise
Meals will be distributed on Thursdays from 9am-1pm at the following location:
Achieve Charter School, 1494 East Ave, Chico
Those who require special accommodations surrounding distribution times and/or delivery, may call the Food Services Office at 530-872-6472 for more information.
Providing three days’ worth of meals for all kids 18 years and under. This event is to make up for the PUSD meal distribution being cancelled last week. Parents, guardians or alternative individuals are welcome to pick up the meals. Students are not required to be present. If there is a line, please practice 6 feet social distancing and remember to wear a face covering. Those who require special accommodations surrounding distribution times and/or delivery, may call the Food Services Office at 530-872-6472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Regular meal distribution will continue this Thursday.
WHEN: Monday, September 14th from 10am – 1pm
WHERE: Paradise Ridge Elementary School, 5657 Recreation Drive