The 20 school districts of Kent ISD are making free meals available to students and families during the mandatory statewide school closure. Families are invited to pick up meals for any child ages 18 and under, and students with disabilities ages 18-26 with an active IEP (individualized education program).
Most districts are offering both breakfast and lunch foods and many are packaging multiple meals to pick up. Some districts are also offering delivery or neighborhood drop-off, so families may want to visit their district’s website or social media for additional details. Ending dates vary, so families are encouraged to ask for that information at the school.
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Following are district pick-up times and locations in the 20 school districts of Kent ISD:
Byron Center Public Schools
Meals can be picked up in drive-through fashion at the Byron Center High School bus loop from noon to 1 p.m., on Mondays (for meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), and Thursdays (for meals on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Walk-up locations on Mondays and Thursdays are from 11:15 to noon at Prescott Community, 12:15 to 1 p.m. at Holiday Estates, and 1:15 to 2 p.m. at Byron Center Mobile Village.
Caledonia Community Schools
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Duncan Lake Middle (behind school at Food Service & Shipping doors).
Cedar Springs Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School. Meals can also be delivered through filling out a form.
Comstock Park Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at York Creek Leasing Office Area, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mobile Home Park on West River Drive, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Comstock Park High School.
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Staff have coordinated with Grand Rapids Public Schools, or existing food service providers, to ensure families know about available meal pick-up sites. (See Grand Rapids Public Schools, below, for distribution sites.) No identification or other information is required. Parents may simply pick up two meals per day for each child. Additionally, door-to-door meal deliveries have been arranged for those who need them. Families can contact email@example.com for information.
Forest Hills Public Schools
Pick up will be provided at Central High School, Eastern Middle/High School and Northern High School as follows: Tuesdays, for meals Wednesday through Friday, and Fridays, for meals Saturday through Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Godfrey Lee Public Schools
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Early Childhood Center outside gym, front of Godfrey Elementary, back of Lee Middle/High School.
Godwin Heights Public Schools
Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North Godwin Elementary.
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Breakfast/lunch combo meals available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following sites:
- City High Middle School
- Ottawa Hills High School
- San Juan Diego Academy
- Sibley Elementary
Grandville Public Schools
Pick up available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., curbside at Grandville Middle School, on these dates: Wednesday and Friday 3/18 and 20; Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3/23, 25 and 27; Monday, Wednesday 3/30, and 4/1.
Kelloggsville Public Schools
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April 3, at Kelloggsville High School. (Division Avenue entrance, student drop off area)
Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Meals prepared by food service staff will be delivered via school bus, Monday through Friday, to all children whether or not they attend Kenowa Hills. Working with partners to provide weekend meals delivered on Fridays. Meal delivery routes may be seen here.
Kent City Community Schools
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at elementary atrium and bus drop off areas.
Kentwood Public Schools
Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in cafeterias at Glenwood Elementary, Crestwood Middle, Valleywood Middle and Freshman Campus.
Lowell Area Schools
Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Alto Elementary and at Impact Church.
Northview Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Northview High School.
Rockford Public Schools
Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., at Rockford High School door #3 at front of building. Additional meals will be provided on Fridays for the weekend. . For additional food-related needs, families can call 616-863-6037.
Sparta Area Schools
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 17 through 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sparta High School main entrance.
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Balyeat Field (parking lot),
Algoma Township Sports Park (Algoma Ave. parking lot), Parkwood Green Village Community Center. 11a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Sparta Baptist Church (parking lot), Trinity Lutheran Church (parking lot), Riverview Mobile Home Park (playground), Glenwood Mobile Home Park.
Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Drive-through fashion behind Thornapple Kellogg Middle School. Please take service drive to loading dock behind the building. Meals for Tuesday through Thursday may be picked up Monday; meals for Friday through Monday may be picked up Thursday. Pick up times both days are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Wyoming Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at West Elementary, Wyoming Junior High.