Free meals for students
Many students around the country rely on schools to provide free or low-cost meals. These meals are a necessary staple for many families. With the shutdown of physical schools to protect children from the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have responded through offering nutritious meals in alternative formats.
BUTTE COUNTY schools
Offering free pick-up “grab-and-go” meals for children ages 18 and under. All meals provided are designed to be “grab-and-go” and meals cannot be consumed on-site in an effort to encourage social-distancing. Available to children ages 18 and under at specified school sites throughout the County.
This service is currently planned to be available Thursday, March 19th through April 17th, 2020 but meal service dates and times will vary depending on individual school districts and sites.
Please Note: If County School closure dates are extended past April 17th, the school cosure meal plan and service will continue until school resumes session.
Oroville Area: Nelson Avenue Middle, Poplar Avenue Elementary , Sierra Avenue Elementary, Plumas Avenue Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, Berry Creek Elementary, Las Plumas High School, Bird Street Elementary, Central Avenue Middle, Butte College Cafteria, Helen Wilcox Elementary, Palermo Middle School.
Chico Area: Chapman Elementary, Citrus Elementary, Hidwell Jr High, and Chico Jr High
Paradise Area: Paradise Ridge Elementary, Paradise Jr and Senior High, Pine Ridge School, and Cedarwood Elementary School.
Gridley Area: Gridley High School, Sycamore Elementary, Housing Authority of Butte County, FEMA Gridley Park, Biggs Elementary, and Biggs High.
To access an interactive map displaying meal distribution locations in Butte County, please use the following link: https://bit.ly/2QINGW0
Offering free pick-up “grab-and-go” meals for children ages 18 and under regardless of what school they attend. All meals provided are designed to be “grab-and-go” and meals cannot be consumed on-site in an effort to encourage social-distancing.
Breakfast and lunch will be available from 11:30am – 12:30pm Monday-Friday at the following locations.
-Helen Wilcox School- 5737 Autrey Ln, Oroville, 95966
-Palermo Middle School- 7390 Bulldog Way, Palermo, 95968
If you are unable to pick up meals at one of the school sites above, meals will also be delivered to the following locations:
(Please note, the following times are approximate)
-Melody Lane/Palermo Honcut Highway – 11:10am – 11:30am
-Drescher Tract / Ma & Pa – 12:35pm – 1pm
-Prince Ln / Lone Tree Rd – 12:40pm – 1pm
-Ross Ln / Lone Tree Rd – 11:10am – 1pm
-Honcut Elementary School, 68 School Street, Oroville, 95966 – 11:40am – 1:00pm
-Shadow Oak/Oro Bangor – 11:10am – 11:30am
-Mooretown Rancheria – 11:40am – 12:30pm
-Hidden Valley Trailer Park, 6355 Lincoln Blvd, Oroville, 95966 – 11:10am – 11:30am
-Pleasant Grove Trailer Park, 6986 Lincoln Blvd # 1A, Oroville, 95966 – 11:40am – 12:30pm
-Golden Oaks Trailer Park, 3289 CA-70, Oroville, 95965 – 11:40am – 12:30pm
-Falling Rock RV Park, 3454 CA-70, Oroville, 95965 – 12:35pm – 1:00pm
Offering free Grab & Go Combo Breakfast & Lunch to anyone 18 years of age and under regardless of what school they attend. Children must be present to receive meals. Please Note: Meals will be provided based on the number of children present. Families are encouraged to not congregate at the school site and utilize social distancing. For this reason, all meals are not meant to be consumed on-site.
Mondays: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (individuals will be able to pick up meals for Monday and Tuesday. Total of four meals: two breakfasts and two lunches).
Wednesdays: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (individuals will be able to pick up meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Total of six: three breakfasts and three lunches).
-Nelson Avenue Middle School- 2255 6th St, Oroville 95965
-Plumas Avenue School- 440 Plumas Ave, Oroville 95965
-Sierra Avenue Elementary School- 1050 Sierra Ave, Oroville 95965
-Poplar Avenue Elementary School- 2075 Poplar St, Oroville 95965
Meals will also be served at the following locations and times on Mondays and Wednesdays:
-Highland Apartments, 222 Table Mountain Blvd – 11:30am-12:15pm
-Mobile Kitchen, 167 Table Mountain Blvd – 12:30pm-1:15pm
Please Note: Hours for meals at the following locations may differ from Thermalito Union School District, please contact individual school to learn about meal distribution hours:
-Central Middle School – 2565 Mesa Ave, Oroville, 95966. Phone: 530-532-3002
-Bird Street School – 1421 Bird St, Oroville 95965
-Spring Valley Elementary School (Concow) – 2771 Pentz Rd, Oroville 95965
Offering free Grab & Go Lunch Drive-thru meal services. Two meals will be provided to any child 18 years of age or younger regardless of what school they attend.
Please Note: Meals will be provided on the number of children present and will be delivered to your car. Meals are not to be consumed on site in an effort to practice social distancing.
Online here: http://www.chicousd.org/
Families may pick up meals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am – 12:30pm at the following locations:
-Chapman Elementary School – 1071 16th St, Chico, 95928
-Citrus Elementary School – 1350 Citrus Ave, Chico, 95926
-Bidwell Junior High School – 2376 North Ave, Chico, 95926
-Chico Junior High School – 280 Memorial Way, Chico, 95926
Food Services will provide an opportunity for families to pick up a grab and go style lunch and breakfast during alternative educations days (online learning) for children 18 and under. Each child will receive two days worth of breakfast and lunch. Any child 18 years of age or younger, regardless of residence or school enrollment can receive meals. Meals will be provided to each child that comes to the location.
Call Tanya Harter for more information :530-720-5552
Meals will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between at the following locations and times:
-Paradise Junior & Senior High School, 5911 Maxwell Drive, Paradise 95969 – 11am – 12:30pm (Each student will receive 2 days worth Breakfast & Lunch)
-Pine Ridge School, 13878 Compton Dr, Magalia, 95954 – 11am – 12:30pm (Each student will receive 2 days worth Breakfast & Lunch)
-Achieve Charter School, 1494 East Avenue Chico 95926 – 11am – 12:30pm (Each student will receive 2 days worth Breakfast & Lunch)
*Meals on Yellow Wheels (Magalia/Stirling City)
– Carnegie Road – 11am
– Skyway at PG&E Yard – 11:30am
– Skyway at Lava Street (Stirling City) – 12:15pm
Meals available Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-12:30pm at the following locations:
Paradise Ridge Elementary School, 5657 Recreation Drive, Paradise 95969 – 11am – 12:30pm (Each student will receive 2 days worth Breakfast & Lunch)
Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Road, Magalia 95954 – 11am – 12:30pm (Each student will receive 2 days worth Breakfast & Lunch)
*Meals on Yellow Wheels (Chico)
– Basque Norte, 3355 Esplanade, Chico 95973– 11:15am
– Chico Mall, Springfield Drive (Across from Calvary Chapel) – 12pm noon
– Raley’s (Behind Forest Ave) – 12:30pm
*Meals on Yellow Wheels (Oroville)
– Home Depot, Home Depot Parking Lot (next to Garden Center) If there is a line, please practice 6 feet social distancing. – 11:15am. *Please Note: Meals on Yellow Wheels is not affiliated with the Meals on Wheels Program)
Offering free Grab & Go Combo Breakfast & Lunch to anyone 18 years of age and under regardless of what school they attend. Meal distribution will be available until June 5th.
Online here: http://www.gusd.org/announcements?capostid=20001
Grab & Go Meals are available Monday – Friday at the following locations and times:
-Sycamore Middle School Cafeteria (at the Vermont Street door), 1125 Sycamore Street, Gridley 95948- 11am – 12pm (noon).
-Gridley High School (at the Guardian Building), 300 E Spruce Street, Gridley 95948 – 11am – 12pm (noon).
Glenn County schools
Offering Free Grab & Go Combo Breakfast & Lunch to anyone 18 years of age and under. Please note: Children must be present to receive their breakfast/lunch.
Online here: https://www.husdschools.org/
Grab & Go Meals are available Monday – Friday between 8am – 10am at the following location:
Hamilton High School – 620 Canal Street, Hamilton City 95951
Offering free lunch to anyone 18 years of age and under.
Online here: http://www.orlandusd.net/
Lunch is available Monday – Wednesday between 10:30am – 1pm at the following location:
-C.K. Price Intermediate School, 1212 Marin St, Orland, 95963
Offering combination breakfast/lunch meals to all students 18 years of age and under.
For questions/concerns about meal orders please call: 530-968-5288
Online here: http://www.scjusd.org/
Breakfast/lunch meals are available for pick up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the following location at 8:30am and 11:30am (distribution will take place twice throughout the day).
Elk Creek Elementary School, 3430 Co Rd 309, Elk Creek, 95939
Offering breakfast and lunch meals to all students and student siblings 18 years of age and younger. Please Note: Children must be present to receive a breakfast/lunch meal
Online here: http://www.willowsunified.org/
Breakfast and lunch are available from 11am- 12:30pm at the following location:
Willows High School, 203 N Murdock Ave, Willows, 95988
Meals may also be picked up from District Vans at the following locations and times Monday – Friday:
Main St., Artois / Artois Market – 10:52 am
County Road 33 at Rice Bins – 11am
County Road 33 at CO. RD. F – 11:20am
County Road 39 at Golf Course – 11:30am
County Road 48 at Baker Trucking – 11:45am
Highway 162 at Willows MH & RV Park – 12:05pm
County Road 39 at Bayliss Store – 10:50am
County Road 44 at CO. RD. V – 11:10am
County Road S at CO. RD. 45 – 11:25am
County Road QQ at 1996 – 11:40am
Cherry Street at 1st Street – 12pm noon
East Willow Street at 610 (open lot) – 12:15pm
Cedar Hill Apartments, 600 N Humboldt Ave # 178, Willows 95988 – 10:40am
Sycamore West Apartments, 1333 W Sycamore St, Willows 95988 – 11:10am
Willows Intermediate School, 1145 W Cedar St, Willows 95988 – 11:40am
Mar-Val Market, 517 S Tehama St, Willows 95988 – 12:10pm