Meals

page updated: 02/03/21

In Term 3 (beginning February 1, 2021), all schools will offer in-person learning opportunities for students. Ensuring access to nutritious meals means that students are set up for success and ready to learn.

Meals for DC Youth ages 18 & Younger

All DC youth ages 18 and younger may receive free grab-and go meals at DCPS meal site locations through June 30, 2021. DCPS sites providing in-person learning opportunities will also provide free onsite meal services for students.

 DC youth are not required to be enrolled DC Public Schools students to receive free grab-and- go meal services. To limit the number of trips, families need to make to meal sites, youth, or parents/guardians on their behalf, can receive up to 3 breakfast and 3 lunch meals at a time.

Meals consist of an entrée, fruit and/or vegetable serving, and a milk. DCPS meal service locations are open every Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. To access information regarding additional food resources throughout the city and weekly grocery distribution, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov/food.

In addition to free grab-and-go and in-person meal services, please review added resources available to youth at select meal sites.  

NEW!  Market Boxes1 – Youth now have the option to pick up free weekly Market Boxes at Excel Academy, Langdon ES and McKinley HS. Market Boxes provide 7 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and supper ingredients. Boxes are distributed every Thursday from 10 AM – 3 PM. Market boxes must be reserved the week prior. For more information and to reserve your Market Box, please click here. You may also place a reservation for the Market Box on-site.

NEW!  Supper2 – A supper meal is now being served with meal kits at Excel Academy, Langdon ES, McKinley HS and Bard HS Early College. In addition to breakfast and lunch, youth will now receive a supper meal as part of their grab-and-go meal kits at these sites. Menus are available here.

School Name  Address  Ward  Student Meal Distribution Hours (Monday – Friday)  
Bancroft ES 1755 Newton St. NW  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Benjamin Banneker HS 800 Euclid St. NW  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Cardozo EC 1200 Clifton St. NW  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Columbia Heights EC (CHEC) 3101 16th St. NW  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Marie Reed ES 2201 18th St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Bruce-Monroe ES @ Park View 3560 Warder St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Oyster-Adams Bilingual School @ Adams 2020 19th St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
School Without Walls @ Francis-Stevens 2425 N St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Thomson ES 1200 L St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Hardy MS 1819 35th St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Woodrow Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Brightwood EC 1300 Nicholson St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Coolidge HS 6315 5th St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
LaSalle-Backus EC 501 Riggs Rd. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Truesdell ES800 Ingraham St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Powell ES 1350 Upshur St. NW  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Brookland MS 1150 Michigan Ave NE  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Langdon ES 1, 21900 Evarts St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
McKinley MS 1, 2151 T St. NE  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Noyes ES 2725 10th St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Wheatley EC 1299 Neal St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Browne EC 850 26th St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Amidon-Bowen ES 401 I St. SW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Eastern HS 1700 East Capitol St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Miner ES 601 15th St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Brent ES 301 North Carolina Ave. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Payne ES 1445 C St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Seaton ES 1503 10th St. NW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Tyler ES 1001 G St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Burrville ES 801 Division Ave. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
C.W. Harris ES 301 53rd St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Kelly Miller MS 301 49th St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Kimball ES 3375 Minnesota Ave. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Ron Brown College Preparatory High School 4800 Meade St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Thomas ES 650 Anacostia Ave. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Woodson, H.D. HS 540 55th St. NE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Randle Highlands ES 1650 30th St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC) 24430 H St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Anacostia HS 1601 16th St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Ballou HS 3401 4th St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Hendley ES 425 Chesapeake St. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Stanton ES 2701 Naylor Rd. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Excel Academy 1, 22501 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Leckie EC 4201 M.L. King Ave. SW 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Moten ES 1565 Morris Rd. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Turner ES 3264 Stanton Rd. SE 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  

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