School district offers free meals to all Juneau residents 18 and under
The Juneau School District is once again providing meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) to all Juneau residents who are 18 and under regardless of school enrollment. The 18-years age limit does not apply to JSD enrolled students. Parents and caregivers can pick-up meals Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the school most convenient to them. Free weekend meals are available for pick up on Friday.
The free meal program began earlier this week and is anticipated to be available through the end of December thanks to the USDA National School Lunch Program reinstating the flexible meal program the district offered last spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are thankful that we can again provide free meals seven days a week to the youth of our community in times like these,” JSD Food Service Supervisor Adrianne Schwartz said.
The program is a partnership between the district, NANA Management Services (NMS), and First Student. NMS is pleased to offer the district Grab & Go meals that include breakfast and lunchtime favorites that can be easily reheated at home.