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Food Service Update for November / December

As we make the transition to Distance Learning, ISD 728 will continue to offer free meals through the USDA extension. We will, however, be making some changes to the program in an effort to continue to serve all students in a safe and timely manner.

During the Distance Learning period, we will utilize our daily Grab-n-Go program. This will be combined with a 5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ opportunity, which is available at no cost to families, for each child age 18 and under. This new, 5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ will be utilized in December as we approach the holidays, and help support students during full distance learning. Full details on this program can be found at www.isd728.org/Grab-n-Go.

Daily Grab-n-Go Pick-Up 
Daily Grab-n-Go service will be held on November 30December 1 & 2, 2020 at our Elk River, Rogers, and Zimmerman High Schools (details listed below) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please refer to this meal service calendar for details.

Guidelines  

  • Pick up breakfast and/or lunch.
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch are available for each child. 
  • Meals cannot be consumed on-site.
  • Meals are pre-packaged to facilitate efficient pick-up with minimal exposure.
  • Meals are designed for pick-up only. Families should plan to park in the parking lot and enter the school to pick up the meal pack. Curbside delivery (similar to last spring) is not available under the new system for ANY meals.
  • Please practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from other people) and a mask is required when picking up meals.
  • The following items are not available: infant formula, baby food, or other personal care items such as diapers, toiletries, etc.

5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ Pick-Up
5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ Days will be on December 310, & 17, 2020 at the high schools*. The Meal Pack will be available at each location during the early session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a late session pickup at a designated site happening later in the day –

  • December 3 – Elk River High School, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • December 10 – Rogers High School, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • December 17 – Zimmerman High School, 3 to 6 p.m.

*If the evening pick up is the ONLY time available to you, you may pick up a meal at the high school location that is open, no matter what community your student attends. For example, a student from Rogers Elementary is welcome to grab a 5 Day Meal Pack from Elk River on Dec. 3. Service is limited to (1) one ‘Meal Pack’ per child, per week. You may be asked to provide a child’s name and age at the time of pick up. Please refer to this meal service calendar for details. 

Guidelines

  • Pick up 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals for each child age 18 and under. For example, a household with two students could grab two packs, for a total of 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches. 
  • Meals can be prepared with minimal direction while following food safety information.
  • Meals are designed for pick-up only. Families should plan to park in the parking lot and enter the school to pick up the meal pack. Curbside delivery is not available. 
  • Please practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from other people) and a mask is required when picking up meals.
  • The following items are not available: infant formula, baby food, or other personal care items such as diapers, toiletries, etc.

Meal Pick-Up Locations

    • Elk River High School
      • 900 School Street, Elk River
      • Door F, located at the back of the building, off Jackson Avenue
    • Rogers High School
      • 21000 141st Avenue, Rogers
      • Door 10, located near the main entrance towards the end of the circle drive
    • Zimmerman Middle/High School
      • 25900 4th Street W, Zimmerman
      • Door 10, located at the back of the building

Technology Services
Technology device swaps will be available during meal pick-up times for those who have appointments in advance. Please call 763-241-3490 or visit www.isd728.org/LetsChat.

Questions
If your child requires specific dietary needs or you have additional questions regarding meal service, please contact our Food Service Department at 763-241-3400 x1352.

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