It's crazy that school is starting up on Tuesday and I'm sure if your household is like mine, everyone is scrambling to get organized. The one thing you might NOT have thought of is school lunches and how kids are going to get them.

If you are in the Richland School District, the RSD announced that they'll be doing a weekly pick-up of meals for students. The details of the plan were explained on the Richland School District site

Beginning on Sept. 4, Richland schools will offer a weekly pick-up for student meals on Fridays while students are learning online at-home.

Every RSD student may receive a meal packet and pick it up at any school where they are being distributed. Students do not have to be present to pick up their meal packet but a student ID card will need to be provided or verification that a student is enrolled.

Weekly meal packets will include a breakfast and lunch for each school day in a week, not including holidays or scheduled days of no school. If no school is scheduled on a Friday, pick-up will be available on the last day of school that week.

Student Meal Pricing

Students enrolled at schools designated under the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) will receive their meals at NO CHARGE at whichever site they visit each week.

Families may apply online for free and reduced-price school meals. Parents/guardians will need their student’s 8-digit ID number for the online application. You may also print and complete a hard copy form and provide it to your child's school. Printable forms are available on the Nutrition Services webpage.

Some families automatically qualify for free or reduced-price meals through other services they receive. If a family receives a notification letter saying their child has automatically qualified, then no application is needed.

Full Price Breakfast & Lunch

  • PreK-Grade 5  — $1.50 per breakfast and $2.75 per lunch ($21.25 for five days)
  • Grades 6-12 — $1.75 per breakfast and $3.25 per lunch ($25 for five days)

Free & Reduced Price Breakfast & Lunch

  • Grades K-3 — NO CHARGE
  • PreK, Grades 4-12 — NO CHARGE for breakfast, $.40 per lunch ($2 for five days)

Distribution Sites

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Elementary & High Schools)

  • Badger Mountain (Front entrance)
  • Jason Lee (Front entrance)
  • Jefferson (Back parking bus loop)
  • Lewis & Clark (Front entrance)
  • Marcus Whitman (Front entrance)
  • Orchard (Front entrance)
  • Sacajawea (Front entrance)
  • Tapteal (Side parking loop)
  • White Bluffs (Back bus loop)
  • William Wiley (Front entrance)
  • Hanford (Front entrance)
  • Richland (Front entrance)

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Middle Schools)

  • Carmichael (Front entrance)
  • Chief Joseph (Jadwin Avenue side loop)
  • Enterprise (Front by gym door)
  • Leona Libby (Front entrance)

Boys & Girls Club

Breakfast and lunch will be served daily to students attending child care through Boys & Girls Club at Richland elementary schools. Families will be charged according to their child’s eligibility or CEP status. In addition, families may also choose to take home a weekly meal packet at the full price of those meals. For more information on these services, families can reach out to Nutrition Services at (509) 967-6114.

How To Pay For Student Meals

  • Debit/Credit card
    Go to Create your account, then add your student(s) to the account by their first name and student ID. You can also download the free MyMealtime app. There is a minimum payment of $25.00 and a roughly 5% service fee.
  • Check or cash
    Bring a check or cash to the meal pick up. If paying by check, make sure your student’s name is written on the check. If paying with cash, place it in an envelope with your student’s name written on the outside. No change will be provided.

Questions? Contact Nutrition Services at (509) 967-6114.

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