Gov. Tony Evers ordered all Wisconsin public and private schools in the state to close by next Wednesday, March 18 through at least April 6, 2020. We have rounded up community-wide resources to ensure no kids will be hungry while off of school. As more and more options pour in we’ll continue to update our list.
If you know of a place that is offering food for families please comment below or email us at govalleykids.com. This article will be updated early.
FREE Breakfasts & Lunches Available at Schools
Bagged breakfasts/lunches will be available at six locations with times as listed. All meals will be served in a “grab and go” fashion and will include milk. Meals will also include a pre-packaged lunch for the current day, and prepacked breakfast for the next day. UPDATE: Free meals will be available Monday through Thursday during AASD scheduled spring break. Two days of meals will be distributed on Thursday. IMPORTANT: Meal pick-up times and details may be adjusted as needs are evaluated.
- Kaleidoscope Academy
318 E Brewster St, Appleton: Door D (front of building)
11 am – 1 pm
- Madison Middle School
2020 S Carpenter St, Appleton: Door G (back side of building)
11 am – 1 pm
- Wilson Middle School
225 N Badger Ave, Appleton: Door Q (access from north parking lot)
11 am – 1 pm
- Badger Elementary School
501 S Bluemound Dr, Appleton: Parking Lot
10 – 11 am
- Columbus Elementary School
913 N Oneida St, Appleton: Parking lot
10 – 11 am
- Highlands Elementary School
2037 N Elinor St, Appleton: Parking lot
12 – 1 pm
- Horizons Elementary School
2101 Schaefer Cr, Appleton: Parking lot
10 – 11am
- Jefferson Elementary School
1000 S Mason St, Appleton: Parking lot
12 – 1 pm
- Johnston Elementary School
2725 E Forest St, Appleton: Parking lot
12 – 1pm
Starting Wednesday, March 30, free meals will be available to all students age 18 and under and all disabled adults age 21 and under who are enrolled in public or private school on Mondays and Wednesdays. No forms or registration are required to receive free meals. The child(ren) must be present in the vehicle or walk/bike up to receive free meals. Each site will be open from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm in a drive-thru.
Adults are able to purchase meals. Breakfast is $2, lunch is $3, and the breakfast/lunch combination is $5.
- Deer Run Park, 1757 Barlament Dr, Green Bay: Parked Pick-Up (Please park in front of the playground equipment)
- Green Bay Community Church, 600 Cardinal Ln, Green Bay: Drive Through (Enter from the roundabout on Cardinal Ln)
- Howard Elementary School, 631 W. Idlewild Ct, Green Bay: Drive Through
- Lineville Intermediate School, 2700 Lineville Rd, Green Bay: Drive Through
- Meadowbrook Elementary School, 720 Hillcrest Hts, Green Bay: Drive Through
- Pinewood Park, 1013 Harwood Ave, Green Bay: Parked Pick-Up (Please park next to the concessions area)
Meals are free to all children 18 years or younger starting Wednesday, March 18, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 1 pm.
- Westside Elementary School, 746 W. Third Ave, Kimberly: front door pick up
- Kimberly High School, 1662 E. Kennedy Avenue, Kimberly: front door pick up
Starting Tuesday, March 17 FREE pick up lunch (hot meal) and breakfast is available for all children, 18 years and younger. Children must be present to receive meal.
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 1 pm
- Clovis Grove Elementary School, 974 9th Street, Menasha: Front Door (Door #1)
- Maplewood Middle School, 1600 Midway Rd, Menasha: West Parking Lot (Door #3)
- Menasha High School, 420 7th St, Menasha: Parking Lot by the Field House (Door #18)
- Meal Pick-Up Site, Schindler Place Apartments, Menasha: Between Apt. #300-500 Schindler Place
All children 18 and under are eligible to receive a free lunch and breakfast for the following day during the school closure period due to COVID-19.
Ten buses staffed by District volunteers will make stops at 97 different locations throughout the District on weekdays from Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, April 3. There will be meals delivered during spring break March 23-27. If the school closure is extended in April and May, the meal delivery will continue.
Intermediate/Middle/High School, 1420 Freedom Rd, Little Chute: 10:30 – 11:30am
The Little Chute Area School District has applied for a special program through the State of Wisconsin that will allow us to serve meals during the upcoming school closure. Our foodservice partner, Taher, will be providing free pre-packaged, grab-and-go Lunch and Breakfast meals to ANY child age 18 and under.
The grab-and-go meals will include an entree, fruit/vegetable, and milk. Each day, children will receive two (2) FREE pre-packaged meals (lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day).
To order meals for the week of April 6 (Monday through Friday), please complete School Closure Meal Order Form no later than noon on Sunday, April 5. en español
Pickup will be in the horseshoe driveway near the District Office Entrance to the building.
- Perry A Tipler Middle School, 325 S Eagle St, Oshkosh: 11 -11:40 am
- Jefferson Elementary School, 244 W 11th Ave, Oshkosh: 12 – 12:40 pm
- Oaklawn Elementary School, 112 Viola Ave, Oshkosh: 10:45 – 11:15 am
- Merrill Elementary School, 108 W New York Ave, Oshkosh: 11:30 am – 12 pm
- Webster Stanley Middle School, 915 Hazel St, Oshkosh: 12:15 – 12:45 pm
- Oshkosh North High School, 1100 W Smith Ave, Oshkosh: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Neighborhood locations are reserved for children living in listed neighborhoods. All meals will be FREE for Oshkosh Areas School District students and will include milk and breakfast for the next day.
- Logan Drive Neighborhood, 3317 Logan Dr, Oshkosh
Bus will stop in each development for 15 minutes.
10:45am – 11:15am
- Snell Road Mobile Home Community, 1940 W Snell Rd, Oshkosh
Bus will be located near blue office building
11:20am – 11:50am
- St Andrews Church Neighborhood, 1100 E Murdock Ave, Oshkosh
Table in front of St Andrews Church and Bus will be parked on Evans St between Greenwood Ct and Mallard
10:45am – 11:15am
- Cimarron Court Neighborhood, 130 Cimarron Ct, Oshkosh
Bus will be parked by the community pool
11:30am – 11:55am
FREE Breakfasts & Lunches Available at Local Businesses & Organizations
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley
160 S Badger Ave, Appleton
600 Racine St, Menasha
Planning to provide bagged meals for kids via a “drive-thru” set up at the Clubs in Appleton and Menasha.
Starting on Tuesday, March 17th – dinners for youth may be picked up Monday – Friday from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Meals will be eligible to children and youth between the ages of 6-18. Children must be present to pick up meals. You will not need to have a child or youth enrolled as Club member to qualify for these meals. Please fill out form for planning purposes here.
271 S Main St Clintonville
Half Off all Kids Meals while Clintonville Schools are shut down to help everyone feed their families during this time. This special will be limited to Kids under 12 and will include a kids cone or Root Beer Sucker instead of a toy.
Chicago Street Pub, Grill & Banquets
1950 Dickinson Rd, De Pere
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th FREE bag lunches will be available to any children K-12. Lunches will be offered from 11 am – 1 pm Monday thru Friday until further notice. Lunches will include a ham or turkey sandwich, applesauce & string cheese, and will be available for pick up in the banquet hall. Enter in the door with the sign located above that says “Lunch Pick Up” located on the east side of the building.
If you know of someone in need who will have trouble supplying breakfast or lunch to their kiddos due to schools closing, private message Dropp Bar Cafe or Recyclist Bicycle Co on facebook.
El Agave Mexican Grill & Restaurant
1750 North Casaloma Drive Appleton
Free meal or drink for those who need help.
If the school closures have you concerned about your child not being able to eat breakfast or lunch let us know. We will do what We can to help. With some Free meal and a drink for your kids -Feel free to PM- absolutely no judgement. This also applies to senior citizens. No child should go hungry because of this! We must stay together as a community during these difficult times.
Erbert & Gerbert
355 N. Casaloma Dr, Appleton
218 E College Ave, Appleton
Free Kids meal with $10 purchase or more for one free kids meal. Present student ID or be from the grades K-12 for the kids meal, valid from 3/14/20 through 4/06/20. Good for one person per visit per day. Valid at participating locations (Appleton College Ave and Appleton Casaloma), while supplies last.
Freedom Center Food Pantry
1110 S. Oneida St, Appleton
If we have enough appropriate volunteers the Freedom Center Food Pantry will run a drive-thru for pre-assembled boxes or bags of food items including milk from 2:45 – 6 pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Follow their Facebook page for future updates.
330 Reid St, De Pere
2655 W Mason St, Green Bay
1927 S Webster Ave, Green Bay
2306 Lineville Rd #101, Suamico
Starting Wednesday, March 18, all locations will be offering a free slice of pizza, applesauce and cookie for children grades K-12 from 12:30 – 2 pm.
Howe Community Resource Center
526 S Monroe Ave Green Bay
March 16 – 18, 2020: Food Drop off for Drive Thru Pantry
March 23, 2020: 8 am – 12 pm
Drive-thru pantry for families in the Howe Community programs to help during this uncertain time. This event will also inform families of the services and resources still available while schools are closed.
Little Free Pantry – Hortonville
531 N Nash, Hortonville (Accessible through the POLICE entrance 24-7 365 next to the medication drop off and AED)
Boxed or canned food items, unopened toiletries, unopened personal care items, paper goods, school supplies, snacks for children (unopened/nonperishable), baby items. No perishable foods (meats, bakery, produce etc.) For anyone in need or have extra to donate.
700 Schelfhout Ln, Kimberly
Until schools re-open Mr. Taco will offer free meals to kids from 11 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday.
Old Mexico Authentic Cantina & Grill
11884 Velp Ave, Suamico
Free lunch for kids in need. Deliveries will be Monday – Friday from 11 am – 2 pm. Any questions feel free to call (920) 634-2260
Planet Perk Coffee Houses
City Center, 100 City Center Suite C, Oshkosh
Starting March 16 until school resumes, children on the free/reduced lunch program and in need of assistance can receive a free, limited carry-out menu for breakfast and lunch. For more information email email@example.com.
St. Joseph Food Program will be closed on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 to prepare for alternative food distribution starting on Wednesday, March 18.
Effective Monday March 16, The Salvation Army Corps Community Center’s Noon Lunch Program will temporarily transition to a take-out lunch program. Until further notice, lunch will be served on the Union Court (west side) of the building from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Anyone in need is welcome to receive a meal in a to-go container to be served from our mobile kitchen (canteen). Drive-up service will be available.
213 Nicolet Blvd, Neenah
Planning on offering food resources. More information coming soon.
Community Resources at 2-1-1
Need additional help? United Way supports 211, a free and confidential service that helps people across Wisconsin (and throughout North America) find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a local community resource specialist.
Other Places to Donate or Volunteer
Looking for donations and volunteers. Contact for more information.
Freedom Center Food Pantry
1110 S. Oneida St, Appleton
Looking for volunteers. The Pantry is staffed ONLY by volunteers and can always use more help. Just show up, they will train on the job. Donations can be dropped off anytime. Drop off box is located by main entrance.