Neighborhood Food Sites

Free Healthy Meals for Kids

Schools are closed but MMSD will be providing free, nutritious meals for kids Monday through Friday at sites around Madison. A take-home breakfast and lunch will be provided in pre-packaged paper bags at each drop-off site, once per weekday. Sites and times are listed below.

Given that our school buildings are closed, meals will be distributed at these sites to children from a food truck stationed outside of the school building. We strongly encourage practicing social distancing when picking up meals and thorough hand-washing with soap and water before eating the take-home meals.

We will be posting additional information here shortly on other opportunities to access meals through community partners throughout Madison.

Click here for a map of sites

Site

Pickup Location

Daily Pickup Times

East High School

(Outside) 4th Street Entrance-Welcome Center

1:00 to 1:45

La Follette High School

(Outside) Main Entrance-Welcome Center

12:00 to 12:45

Memorial High School 

(Outside) Main Entrance-Welcome Center

11:00 to 11:45

Leopold Elementary

Upper Parking Lot Near Main Entrance

11:00 to 11:45

Sherman Middle/Shabazz High

Parking Lot off Ruskin Street

12:00 to 12:45

Cherokee Heights Middle

Sidewalk Near Front Door

12:00 to 12:45

Toki/Orchard Ridge

Bump Out on Whitney Way

1:00 to 1:45

Hawthorne Elementary

Circle Drive Near Front Office

1:00 to 1:45

Lake View Elementary

Circle Driveway

11:00 to 11:45

Allied Drive - Boys and Girls Club

Parking Lot at 4619 Jenewein Rd

12:00 to 12:45

Lincoln Elementary

Parking Lot

1:00 to 1:45

Badger Rock Middle School

Main Entrance

11:00 to 11:45

Sandburg Elementary 

Parking Lot 10:15 to 10:45

 Owl Creek Area 

Corner of Horned Owl and Snowy Owl Drive 10:15 to 10:45

Mendota Community School

Parking Lot 10:00 to 10:30

Menu

Monday

6/1

Tuesday

6/2

Wednesday

6/3

Thursday

6/4

Friday

6/5

Breakfast

Muffin

Fruit Juice

String Cheese

Milk

Cinnamon Danish

Applesauce Cup

String Cheese

Milk

Cereal

Fruit Juice

String Cheese

Milk

Mini Pancakes

Applesauce Cup

String Cheese

Milk

Bagel & Cream Cheese

Fruit Juice

String Cheese

Milk

Lunch

Cheese Pizza

Pineapple

Crackers

Milk

Taco Salad

Tortilla Chips

Milk

French Toast Sticks

Sausage Link

Apple Slices

Craisins

Milk

Turkey & Cheese Sandwich on Hamburger Bun

Fresh vegetable

Craisins

Milk

Chicken Smackers & Waffle Sticks

Orange

Juice

Milk

Food Pick Up FAQs

Who is eligible for breakfast and lunch each day?

All Children 18 and under in the household if at least one child attends a dismissed school

Can a family member pick up food for another family member?

Yes,  Food Service Workers will be required to ask the household member who is picking up the meals how many children are in the family and where they go to school.  If they indicate that a child is too young to attend a school, they can still receive a meal.

How are we partnering with community organizations that want to provide assistance?

Our priority at this time is getting food prepared and delivered to the 12 serving sites that we have established.   We are evaluating the possibility of adding additional community sites as needed after our initial start up of off site meals on Monday March 16. Thank you to all who have offered support at this time.  It is most appreciated.

How will MMSD communicate other non-MMSD sites where food and supplies might be available?

Food pantries and other emergency food distribution sites and organizations are changing and adapting their schedules weekly to meet the needs of our community. For the most up to date information, please call the United Way's 2-1-1 service. Simply dial 2-1-1 to be connected to local government and non-profit agencies.

Will food pantries remain open in schools?

No. Food Pantries at school sites will be closed. 

This is a full list of Food Pantries in our area. Some may be closed or limited due to COVID-19: https://www.cacscw.org/get-help/food-bank/dane-county/