Update: New lunch pickup and delivery procedures to begin Thursday

NOTE: District 58 updated its meal pickup services beginning April 14, making the message below out-of-date. Please click here to read the most up-to-date information on meal service.

Dear District 58 Families,

District 58 began providing free meals to children this past week, and we are excited to see great participation from our community. Every child, age 18 or under, living in District 58 is eligible for this service. We will continue to provide these meals through the duration of our school closure. However, starting Thursday, March 26, we will only provide meal pickup and delivery on Mondays and Thursdays to encourage social distancing and to help keep our community and staff safe. Meals will be provided following this schedule:

  • Thursdays: Children will receive lunches for Thursday and Friday.
  • Mondays: Children will receive lunches for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Since this new process begins next Thursday, District 58 intends to continue daily pickup and delivery next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKDAY LUNCH PICKUP

Meals can be picked up at Herrick Middle School or O’Neill Middle School, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the upcoming school closures. We will provide each student with three meals on Monday, and two meals on Thursday. (Meals will still be available for pick up on Tuesday 3/24 and Wednesday 3/25 – but you are welcome to grab all three if you would prefer.)

A staff member must write down the name of any student receiving a lunch due to the need for record-keeping; however no family will be charged for any meals received. 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 each school are listed below:

  1. Herrick – Drive north into the parking lot, past the main office. You will pull up to Door #2, located next to the loading dock. (see map)
    O’Neill – Enter the parking lot on the south side of the building, and drive past the building westbound. Pull up to Door #6, the athletic entrance. (see map)
  2. A staff member will walk the meals out to your car, and write down the name of any students receiving meals.
  3. Please remain in your car and wait for someone to bring you the meals.
  4. If you intend to walk to the school to pick up meals, please walk to the designated entrance and wait outside for a staff member to bring you meals.

DIRECTIONS FOR DELIVERY

District 58 delivers weekday lunches directly to families who request it. Starting Thursday, March 26, District 58 will only make deliveries on Thursdays and Mondays. On Thursdays, families will receive two lunches for each child, and on Mondays, they will receive three lunches.  Please sign up here to receive meals for the duration of our school closure. If at any point you would like to stop receiving meals, please email Katie Hannigan at channigan@dg58.org. Meals will be delivered to your home between 9-11 a.m.

Please remember that as things evolve we may need to update these plans as we all work together to keep families safe and our students fed. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Sincerely,

Downers Grove Grade School District 58