Free Meals for Children Extended through End of 2020-2021 School Year

Canyons School District is extending its free meal service through the end of the school year.

This means all students — whether they are learning in the classroom or remotely — can receive free lunch and breakfast through June, 30, 2021. 

There’s no need to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-authorized benefit, which was originally set to expire at the end of December. All students are automatically eligible.

Canyons District is committed to ensuring no child goes hungry and has sponsored free meals throughout the pandemic. The USDA waiver provides the flexibility and funding to ensure nutritious meals continue to reach all children at a time of rising food insecurity.

Schools will continue serving meals in their cafeterias per the staggered schedules they’ve established to promote physical distancing. Online and at-home learners may pick up meals at specific times and locations as designated by each school. Additionally, these families may pick up meals for any siblings who are 18 years of age or younger. Schools ask, however, that they preorder their meals so that the kitchens know how much food to prepare.

In addition, four schools make free meals available to all children 18 years of age and younger, even those who aren’t enrolled in Canyons District. Meal service at these schools will continue as usual for students taking in-person classes. Grab-and-go sack lunches and breakfasts will be made available to remote learners and non-CSD students. Pick-up times and locations will be determined by each school. Families will receive a lunch and cold breakfast for enjoying the next day. Parents may pick up these meals without having their children present. We ask parents who have students enrolled in the online or at-home instructional options to preorder meals. Members of the community, who do not have students enrolled at those schools, do not need to preorder:

  • Draper Park Middle, 13133 S. 1300 East, Draper
  • Butler Middle,  7530 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights
  • Midvale Middle, 7852 Pioneer Rd., Midvale
  • Jordan High, 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd.

Please note that a la carte options are not available for purchase while the waiver is in place. An elementary student, for example, who brings home lunch and wants to purchase a milk can still receive a milk free of charge, but must also choose a fruit or vegetable and another component. In secondary schools, second meals and a la carte items, such as juice, ice cream or sports drinks, are not available for purchase at this time.

Only children are eligible for free meals. Adults may purchase meals using the payment procedures established by the District.

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