School Meal Pick-up Information

School Meal Pick-up Information is Now Available
Posted on 09/01/2020

Update Sept. 15, 2020: Meal pick-up times for Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) families has changed to 8:30-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Update Sept. 10, 2020: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) to provide free breakfast and lunch for enrolled students starting on Monday, Sept. 14. This benefit includes meals provided at curbside pick-up sites. Student barcodes will still be required at school and at meal pick-up locations.

Free meals will be provided until federal funding runs out. Meals purchased between Sept. 8-11 will be credited back to each student’s account by the end of September.


South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) families will have the option to pick-up school meals (breakfast and lunch) for their enrolled child in the following learning models:

  • Hybrid learning (for days that students learn from home) starting Thursday, Sept. 3
  • Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) starting Tuesday, Sept. 8

These meals (breakfast and lunch) are the same healthy and fresh food items that students typically receive at school. Students will be charged based on eligibility, either full price or at no cost for those who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Breakfast and lunch will still be provided at school for students who are in the hybrid learning model on in-person learning days.  

To pick-up meals (breakfast and lunch): 
  • Families will arrive at their designated meal pick up site at the time listed (listed below)
  • You are required to wear a face covering and respect social distance guidelines
  • You are required to pay using your child’s school lunch account barcode
    •  This barcode can be found in your SchoolCafe account
      • A letter was also mailed to you with the code
    • An image of the account barcode or the barcode letter will be accepted
Students enrolled in hybrid learning or the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) will have separate locations and days to pick-up meals. Families are only allowed to visit the site designated for their learning model.

Meal Pick-Up Calendars: For schedule adjustments, more details and how many meals will be provided at pick-up, please see the meal pick-up calendar for your learning model.

Meal Pick-Up Schedules are available on the nutrition services page


If you have any questions, please contact Nutrition Services at 651-425-6280.