School Meal Delivery Available for families in 4J District

From District 4j

School Meal Delivery Available

Published: September 25, 2020

Need help accessing school meals? Home delivery for families in need will begin in October

Eugene School District 4J is offering free meals 7 days a week for all 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger. Meals are available to grab-and-go from 10 sites across the district (see locations), from 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m. each school day. Extra meals for the weekend are provided on Fridays.

Starting in October, the district also will offer delivery of school meals to families who are not near a meal pickup location or need assistance accessing meals.

How to apply for delivery: Families who aren’t able to pick up school meals and want to request daily home delivery may complete the online request form in English or Spanish.

Who is eligible: The district will deliver free school meals to homes within the Eugene School District for any children age 18 and younger. Delivery is not available outside of the district (see boundary). Families may request meal delivery for children who are not 4J students; however, capacity is limited and priority will be given to students attending 4J schools, students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, households in rural areas, and students not living near a meal distribution site.

What is provided: Meals will be delivered every school day (see calendar) during the time all 4J students are learning online. Breakfast and lunch will be delivered together. Extra meals for the weekend will be provided on Fridays.

When it will start: Home delivery services will begin on October 12. Requests received and verified before October 5 will receive meal deliveries starting October 12. Requests made after October 5 are expected to be added to delivery routes within 7–10 school days.

How to make changes: To cancel delivery service or update information, contact 4J Nutrition Services at or leave a message at 541-790-7654.

School meal delivery is made possible through federal Child Nutrition Program waivers during COVID-19 and may be discontinued or modified as program requirements change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

More information:
Home Meal Delivery Request Form
Grab-and-Go Meal Pickup Sites
School Meal Menus
4J Nutrition Services

Visit District 4J’s nutrition services page here.

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Request for Red Cross Volunteers

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From the Red Cross


I am reaching out to see if you can share an appeal with the Lane COAD community for volunteers in the area to support Red Cross disaster response needs.  Currently the Red Cross is seeking volunteers to take shifts helping with feeding activities and providing support at our various shelter locations.  Shifts will be anywhere from 2-6 hours, and will be happening daily.  There is no required commitment to number of shifts, so even if someone can fill only one shift, we can use their help.  The Red Cross will provide training on-site to volunteers, so anyone 18+ is welcome to participate and will not need previous disaster experience for these roles.  If you could please share this with anyone interested in helping those effected by the wildfires. 

How to Volunteer:

If you are interested in helping, the first step is to use the link below to create an application in our Volunteer Connecton system.  You will use Volunteer Connection to take trainings, sign up for shifts and stay looped in to our ongoing needs during our local responses.  Click the link and fill out the form on the right-hand side that says, “Create Red Cross ID.”

If the system says your email is already registered in the system, use the “Forgot Password” link to set a password. Then click this sign up link again, but this time, log-in on the left hand side with your email/password and that should start the application.

Click Here to Sign Up!

Once your application is created, you’ll be guided to take a few online trainings and have access to our volunteer shift listings in your area.  The volunteer needs during a disaster are ever changing, so if you don’t see something available in your area now, that could change very quickly.  Please keep an eye out for email communication from the Red Cross to stay up to date with our volunteer needs.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the application process.  Thank you again for your support.  Take care.

Sam Haffey
Senior Recruitment Specialist
American Red Cross

Cascades Region
3131 N Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
(541) 414-7576

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Free Meals For All Youth Until December

Grab-and-go meals available free for all youth at more sites, more hours this fall

Free grab-and-go meal distribution is back, with more locations and longer hours to ensure all 4J students and youth 18 and younger have convenient access to nutritious food.


Starting Monday, September 21
Monday–Friday, 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

North Eugene Region
• Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave.
• River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, 120 W. Hilliard Lane
• Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Dr.

For complete information, please visit

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