Meals for Students
Beginning August 24 and continuing through the entire 2020-2021 school year, all students throughout the district will have access to free breakfast and lunch.
If your family has specific needs concerning mobility or illness, please contact your building's School Community Resource Specialist. Additional community resources are also available.
NKC Schools pledges to serve as Champions for All Students. Should you have an additional need during this time, please start by contacting your building principal or reach out to us via our Let's Talk system.
2020-2021 School Year
Immediately upon facing building closures due to the spread of the coronavirus, NKC Schools implemented a comprehensive plan for families to access food. Planning for any possible scenario, multiple distribution phases were outlined to continue providing this much-needed resource. As students return to the classroom and virtual studies on Tuesday, September 8, NKC Schools has determined that it is the right time to shift to Phase 1 of our Re-Entry Plan. The majority of food distribution sites will close on Thursday, September 3, as those staff and resources will now be dedicated to offering school meals to students returning to the classroom. District buses will no longer be used to deliver meals, as those staff and resources will be dedicated to transporting students to and from school buildings.
NKC Schools will continue to provide free meals for all learners through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
Families should still apply for the free and reduced price meal program to ensure discounts on for other programs, including testing. A new free and reduced price meals application must be completed each year. Apply for free or reduced price meals here: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/NORK01. More information is available here.
NKC Schools remains steadfast in our resolve to provide food to those in need. Starting on Tuesday, September 8th, the following sites are designated as “grab-n-go” food pick up locations for students enrolled in any of NKC Schools' virtual learning options, including middle school and high school students who are learning virtually three days per week. Meal pick up is from Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
North Kansas City High School
620 E. 23rd Ave.
Staley High School
2800 NE Shoal Creek Pkwy.
Oak Park High School
825 NE 79th Terr.
Winnetonka High School
5815 NE 48th St.
Weekly Meal Kits
NKC Schools is excited to offer weekly meal kits beginning in January! See the flyer for more information. Meal kits will include five breakfasts and five lunches for pick up at one time. This option is available to all families, and meals are free for all children ages 1-18. Meal kits will be available each Wednesday that school is in session, excluding any holidays, breaks, inclement weather and non-school days. No registration is required. Menu information is available here!
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Northgate Middle School
2117 NE 48th St
Please enter at the south side of the staff parking lot (near the soccer field), then drive toward the south side of the building (back of the building, behind the gymnasium).
Feed Northland Kids Community Food Kit Program
Beginning on Wednesday, October 7, and continuing each Wednesday for the next several months, Feed Northland Kids is offering a full grocery bag of shelf-stable food topped with a loaf of fresh bread to our district families to help combat the economic impacts of COVID-19. Fresh produce will also be provided while supplies last.
Please pick up your Community Food Kit at either Winnetonka High School (5815 NE 48th St.) or the northwest corner of the Norclay Building (just west of North Kansas City High School; 620 E 23 Ave). Signs will direct you to the pickup locations. Please be prepared to provide your student’s ID number.
Pickup is each Wednesday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Though it is greatly preferred that families pick up food at one of the two sites, limited delivery may be available for those without transportation or who are unable to pick up food at the designated time. If you would like to request delivery, please click here.