No Grab-and-Go, Summer Meals Start

Deer Park School District staff members at the middle school ready to give kids and teens free lunches. 

Free summer meal programs are now available to help get kids healthy meals. However, previous pandemic modifications have been removed, and normal operation restrictions are back in place.

The Summer Meal Program was created to help ensure children have nutritious meals when school is out of session. This program provides free meals and snacks to people ages 1-18. 

Unlike last year, organizations will no longer be permitted to offer a “Grab-and-Go” meal option, so all meals must be eaten on site. This program is a federally-funded, state-administered program, and rules are set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and are not specific to any local partnering organization.

Deer Park & Riverside School Districts and Spokane County Library District are partner organizations for meals in our area. No Meals will be served at any location on Monday, July 4th.  Below is a list of locations where kids can receive free food.  

Deer Park School District 

Site Name and AddressSchedule DatesMeals/Times
Deer Park Elementary

1500 E. “D” Street

Deer Park, WA

Monday and Thursday Only

June 20th – July 21st

Breakfast 

8:00am-8:15am

Lunch 

11:30am-12:00pm

Arcadia Elementary

1120 E. “D” Street

Deer Park, WA

Monday and Thursday Only

June 20th – July 21st

Breakfast 

8:00am-8:15am

Lunch 

11:30am-12:00pm

Deer Park Middle School

347 S. Colville

Deer Park, WA

Monday and Thursday Only

June 20th – July 21st

Breakfast 

8:15am – 8:30am

Lunch 

11:30am – 11:45pm

Deer Park High School

800 South Weber

Deer Park, WA

Monday and Thursday Only

June 20th – July 21st

Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am

Lunch

11:30am – 11:45pm

Community Lunch

Deer Park Middle School (Under the Front Awning)

347 S. Colville

Deer Park, WA

Monday – Friday

June 20th – August 12th

Lunch 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Deer Park Library 

208 S Forest Ave

Deer Park, WA

Monday – Friday

June 17th – August 30th

Snack

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Snacks must be eaten at library

 

Riverside School District 

Site Name and AddressSchedule DatesMeals/Times
Elk Community Park

40044 N. Elk-Camden Rd. Elk, WA

Monday and Thursday

June 20th – August 11th

Lunch

11:30am – 12:00pm

Riverside Elementary 

3802 E. Deer Park-Milan Rd. Chattaroy, WA

Monday and Thursday

June 20th – August 11th

Lunch

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Aloha Pines Trailer Park

40602 N Newport Hwy 

Elk, WA

Monday and Thursday

June 20th – August 11th

Lunch

10:45am – 11:15am

 

Mary Walker School District
Mary Walker School District which has participated in the program in years past will not be providing free meals for kids and teens this summer. However, they shared the following resources for families who need help with food. 

Springdale Food Bank
Contact: Lori Newell
Facebook page: Springdale Community Booster Organization
Open: 3rd Wednesday every month 3:00pm – 5:00pm (in line by 4:45pm)
Location: Behind Springdale Town Hall 206 N 2nd St, Springdale, WA 99173

Loon Lake Food Bank
Contact: Liz Bauer
Phone: 509-233-8450
Open: Mondays and Thursdays 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 3945 Fir Street, Loon Lake, WA 99148

People can find site locations and more information on summer meals for kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program at: 

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