Free meals available for students during school closures

Girl holds lunch trayMany Lehigh County students and families rely on the free or reduced-price meals that schools provide. Last week’s announcement that Pennsylvania schools would be closed for two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak means students won’t be able to get those meals at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.

Fortunately, all of LCTI’s partner school districts have taken steps to make sure students who need meals can get them in their communities. Here’s how families who need free meals can get them for their school-age children:*

* Be sure to call ahead or check your school district’s website before visiting a meal distribution site. Districts continue to adjust the meal distribution times and sites to best meet public need.

Allentown School District

Families can pick up free grab-and-go breakfasts/lunches for students between 10 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, at any district school. Learn more.

Catasauqua Area School District

Families can reserve free meal packages by providing their contact information via email at c3p@cattysd.org or via a message left in the general mailbox at 610-264-District staff will follow-up to confirm the reservation and set a pickup time. Meal packages will be available for pickup outside Sheckler Elementary School. Learn more.

East Penn School District

Families can pick up free grab-and-go breakfasts/lunches for students between noon and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Alburtis Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Lower Macungie Middle schools. Learn more.

Northern Lehigh School District

Families can pick up free grab-and-go breakfasts/lunches for students between 11 am. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Northern Lehigh Middle School. Learn more.

Northwestern Lehigh School District

Families can order free grab-and-go breakfasts/lunches online via this form, which is available from 5-8 p.m., or by leaving a voicemail at 610-298-8661, ext. 4236. Meal pickups are between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Northwestern Lehigh or Weisenberg elementary school. Learn more.

Parkland School District

The district reached out to families who were already receiving snack packs and made arrangements to continue the service while schools are closed. Families who need food assistance should email parklandreach@parklandsd.org or call 610-351-5753 and provide the student’s name, along with information about their circumstance. The district’s food outreach team will respond. 

Salisbury Township School District

Families can pick up free grab-and-go breakfasts/lunches between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at any Allentown School District school. Students must be present at meal pick up. Learn more.

Southern Lehigh School District

Families can pick up free grab-and-go meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Southern Lehigh High School. Students must be present at meal pick up. Learn more.

Whitehall-Coplay School District

Families can pick up free breakfasts/lunches between 10 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday at Whitehall High School. Students must be present at meal pick up. Learn more.

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