Forest City Changes Requirements on Grab and Go Lunches

The Forest City Community School District has set up a “grab and go” lunch and snack for students 18 and younger that began Monday, March 23. The State allowed the Summer Food Program, which is a free program, to go into effect during this period of time when the school district is shut down due to COVID-19.

The district will offer a daily, Monday-Friday, pickup at six locations. A lunch and snack may be picked up during these timeframes. Children do not need to be present to receive the meals. Parents or guardians may pick up the meals at the pickup locations on behalf of the student(s). Meals are not to be consumed at these locations. This is a free service for students within the Forest City Community School District.





Forest City

In front of the Forest City High School

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Crystal Lake

Kluver Community Center parking lot

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot

11:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.


Hanlontown bus stop

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


Public Library parking lot

11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.


In front of the Leland Post Office

Noon – 12:15 p.m.


Forest City Schools Food Service Director Glenda Keough said, “Parents do not need to be present if a student is able to pick up the meal on their own. It’s important that everyone understands that this is a “grab and go” option and meals should not be consumed at the pick up location. In addition, meals that are not consumed immediately should be refrigerated.”

There will be five rotating sack lunch options, two of which will include a hot entree. The hot entree selection is a pizza slice or chicken tenders.

A sample sack lunch includes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cheese stick, applesauce cup, carroteenies, a ranch cup and milk.  A sample snack is a muffin and milk.

“We surveyed our school district community to get a sense of how many people would be interested in this pickup option and we will make necessary adjustments to quantities as we progress next week,” said Superintendent Darwin Lehmann.

Any questions should be directed to Glenda Keough at gkeough@forestcity.k12.ia.us.

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