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Lunches for students: Details on meal distribution for kids


Harrisburg, PA – Despite the statewide closure of schools for the next two weeks, school district will continue to provide free lunches to kids who need them.

If you have questions for your specific school, please call them. Many schools have not released exact information about when or where lunches can be picked up yet.

Some local businesses have also stepped forward out of the kindness of their heart to say that they would feed kids too.

Know of any other schools or locations that have announced free lunches for kids? Send an email to [email protected].


DuBois, PA – The DuBois Area School District is committed to providing for the needs of our school community to the best of our ability during the state-wide school closure.

Effective Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27, we plan to provide a free breakfast/lunch program through a drive-through at our High School and at CG Johnson Elementary. Breakfast and lunch items will be served in one bag and will be available for pick up between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on weekdays.

Breakfast items will consist of assorted cereal bars or cereal, fruit or fruit juice and milk. Lunch items will consist of assorted cold sandwiches, fruit or fruit juice, fresh vegetables and milk.

They respectfully ask that you only request what is needed for your family.

If you plan to obtain breakfast and lunch at CG Johnson Elementary, please follow the student drop off lane in the main parking lot. Stop at the brown door at the end of the
building and wait for food to be distributed to you.

If you plan to obtain food at the High School, from Division Street, please follow the parking lot around the side of the building. Please stop when you reach the greenhouse, look for the double door on the left and wait for food to be distributed to you.

If you are driving to the school, please remain in your vehicle. If you are walking to the school, please wait outside the door. Because we are in the process of deep cleaning our buildings, only essential staff are permitted inside.

If you are in need of food and are unable to come to the schools, we have been blessed with an abundance of volunteers in our community that are willing to bring food to a location near you.

If you are in need, please contact the District Office at 371-2700.

As the needs of our community evolve throughout the duration of the closure, schools will do their best to adjust services to meet the needs of our children.



DuBois, PA – Lakeside Methodist Church, 420 1st St – DuBois, will be a pick up location, for the FREE Breakfast/Lunches for CARRY OUT ONLY, being offered through the DASD from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27. Other locations will be the DAHS and CG Johnson Elementary School.

If you would like to use LAKESIDE as a convenient pick up location we MUST know by 9:00 AM in order for them to pick up the needed amount of meals. Pick up times will be between 11 am – 1 PM, again, for CARRY-OUT ONLY!

Please contact Michelle Polohonki at 814-771-7547, by text or phone with the total number of meals needed.



Brockway, PA – Schools closed to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) are able to provide free meal to all students regardless of home district.

Brockway Area School District is offering Free Breakfast and Lunch starting Wednesday, March 18, all caregivers and families may drive-thru and pick-up meals for their children. Lunch and breakfast for the following day will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Meals will be provided weekdays until school reopens.

Meals will be given to children under 18 who are present in the vehicle. Lunches will include entree, vegetables, fruit and milk. Cereal and other assorted breakfast items, along with a fruit, juice and milk will be provided for breakfast. No congregating at the location is permitted.

Check out the PDF.

Questions? Please contact the Food Service Department at 814.265.2333 or 814.715.4937 or [email protected]

Location & Time
Brockway High School
Bus Circle Auditorium Entrance
100 Alexander Street
Brockway, PA 15824
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
*Students in town may walk


Curwensville, PA – Curwensville School District will be offering grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches during the school closure.

Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Please stay in your car, and meals will be provided based on the number of children in your vehicle.

Pickup is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please pull up to the high school office entrance, door #5 under the canopy. Please stop by this entrance and staff will deliver a bag/bags to your vehicle. No one is permitted to enter the building.

Families who live close by can walk to pick up a meal, but please do not congregate in the parking lot.

Lunches will include sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruit, and milk. Cereal, mini loaves, and muffins are some of the items that may be provided for breakfast. Breakfast bags will also include fruit/juice and milk.

Please contact Curwensville Cafeteria Manager Vickie Bunnell at 814-236-7605 if you have any questions.



Mahaffey, PA – The Starlite Restaurant in Mahaffey is offering meals for kids, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Friday, take-out only.

Free lunch for kids in grades K-12 from 11am-3pm.
Kids must be accompanied by an adult. (Parent, guardian or baby sitter) Older kids must bring their student ID.
The menu is:
– 3 chicken tenders and potato wedges.
* no substitutions on the menu



Punxsutawney, PA – Lily’s Bakery and Restaurant in Punxsutawney is offering meals for kids within the Punxsutawney Area School District.

Monday-Friday during the two weeks the schools are shut down they will be giving away free breakfast and lunch for kids in grades K-12 from 7 a.m. -10 a.m. (breakfast) 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch).
Kids must be accompanied by an adult. (Parent, guardian or baby sitter)
Older kids must bring their student ID.
Take-out only. Child must be present to receive this meal.

The menu is:
Daily: Breakfast 2 eggs & toast/ Sm milk or juice
Or Mon./Wed./Fri (Donut)
Choice of 2 slices cheese pizza , or grilled cheese with fries, and ice water
* no substitutions on the menu

According to Lily’s Bakery, they are also now extending the offer to the elderly who might be hungry.

With the out pouring of support from our community we are receiving.. We are now offering help to the elderly or shut ins that are in need of meals. We have volunteers to get the meals to them!! If you know of an elderly neighbor or someone who is in need of a meal and can not get out of their house or are afraid to get out… Please give us a call (814) 938-9419




Clearfield, PA – Clearfield School District will be distributing meals in several pick-up locations, with help from the Clearfield Salvation Army.

From 11 to 11:30 a.m. on weekdays, families can pick up a free meal at the Lawrence Park Village Apartments, Edgewood Apartments, Bible Tabernacle, the Goshen Township Building, and the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library.

From noon to 12:30 on weekdays, families can pick up a free meal at the Glen Richey Fire Hall, Hyde Fire Hall, Bigler YMCA, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and behind the Gradnstand at the Driving Park.

These meals will be brought via school vehicles and Salvation Army volunteers. The school vehicles will be marked, and there will be at least one Salvation Army member in uniform.

Check out the full list.