• Important Information About PPS Meals for Fall

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    Dear PPS Families,

    As you know, Portland Public Schools will begin the school year with Comprehensive Distance Learning until at least November 5 (see pps.net/fall2020 for details). The Nutrition Services department will continue to offer onsite meal distribution. We want to update you on our plans to provide meals for students during this time.

    Our summer meal service ends Thursday, August 20, and we will restart meal service on the first day of the new school year, Wednesday, September 2:

    • Where: Meals will be available for pickup outside 38 schools. Click here to see the full list of schools/sites.
    • When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m.
    • Other details: Students will receive five days’ worth of meals each week. On Monday, they will get breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday; on Wednesday, they will get meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    For families not near a meal pickup location or who need assistance accessing meals, we will be offering an additional service: home delivery of school meals. Nutrition Services will partner with PPS Transportation to deliver breakfasts and lunches directly to homes. If you would like to request home delivery of meals, please fill out this online form. Please note that deliveries may vary based on the number of requests, and each drop-off may include several days’ worth of meals.

    Pickup and delivery of school meals will be free to those eligible for free or reduced lunch, or any student enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (see the Nutrition Services’ Free and Reduced-Price Meals webpage for eligibility information). 

    For families not eligible for free or reduced meals, each breakfast will cost $1.50, and each lunch will cost $2.90. Families must reapply every school year for free or reduced priced meals, and may apply at any time during the school year. 

    We will have more information on this, along with an updated list of CEP schools for 2020-21, in the coming days. If you have questions, please contact us at nutritionservices@pps.net or call 503-916-3399. 

    We look forward to continuing to serve your students this coming school year!

    PPS Nutrition Services