Remote Learning Meal Options

REMOTE LEARNING MEAL OPTIONS

ISBE Provided Information

We have some additional exciting information that will help families to access meals. The USDA today announced the launch of an online tool – the “Meals for Kids” Site Finder – to help families find meals for children while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Meals for Kids” interactive map directs people to local sites where kids can get free meals. The map is available in both English and Spanish at www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

Food Finder and Nutrislice have both developed solutions to increase nationwide access to these critical free meals. Food Finder will display USDA’s Meals for Kids locations on their web and mobile app, while Nutrislice is offering their mobile ordering and meal locator solutions for free to hundreds of schools nationwide.   

The USDA National Hunger Hotline is also available for anyone seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish). 

 

OLCHS Information

Oak Lawn Community High School students are eligible to participant in the community “Grab & Go” meal packages sponsored by Ridgeland School District 122 and Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123. The meals are available to every OLCHS student and children up to age 18 in the community. This program will provide a "Grab and Go" meal package that will include a breakfast and lunch on a daily basis at no cost. Participation requires no advanced registration. Just show up, grab, and go!  

The meals are available at the following two locations:

Simmons Middle School, District 122

6450 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Weekdays between 9:00 am to 11:00 am. (Beginning Thursday, March 19)

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, District 123

5345 99th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Weekdays between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Beginning Wednesday, March 18)

Detailed Information:

Simmons Middle School, District 122

  • Date:   Beginning on Thursday, March 19 and to continue for the duration of the school closure, including Spring Break.
  • Time:  Weekdays between 9:00am to 11:00am (maybe modified based on demand)
  • Where:  Simmons Middle School - enter off of 95th Street and proceed straight to the rear of the building (see the attached map for pickup)
  • How:  This will be a "drive-thru" style pick-up.  Please remain in your vehicles.  If you intend to walk, please stay on the sidewalk, as you make your way to the rear of the building

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, District 123

Meals can be picked up at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekdays throughout the upcoming school closures. To keep all of our families and staff members safe, we are asking that our meal pickups be contact-free. The details for how-to pick-up meals at OLHMS are listed below:

  • Drive into the main parking lot (North side of Building) (See Map)
  • Pull up to Door #1, located off of 99th St.
  • A staff member will walk the meals out to your car and may write down the name of any students receiving meals.
  • Please remain in your car and wait for someone to bring you the meals.
  • If you intend to walk to the school to pick up meals, please walk to the designated entrance (Door #1) and wait outside for a staff member to bring you meals.
  • "Grab and Go" Pickup Map