FWPS free meal program shifts to once-a-week pickup

Parents will receive five days worth of meals during just one trip to a pickup location beginning next week.

Next week, Federal Way Public Schools district is shifting to a new meal program model to save time and money for families, while also supporting the stay at home state mandate.

Starting April 27, parents may pick up a week’s worth of free meals (five breakfasts and five lunches) for their children every Monday at any of the 21 locations throughout Federal Way.

Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), “grab and go” meals are available for children ages 18 and under for free through the end of school closure.

Reducing to a one-day meal pick up schedule supports the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, saves on transportation time and cost for families, and helps keep the community healthy and safe, the district said.

Meal pick up will occur on Mondays only, except on the Memorial Day holiday. Meal pickup for that week only will be on Tuesday, May 26.

Per a recent change by the USDA, the child does not need to be present for meal pickup. All 10 meals will be provided in two grocery bags to ease transportation and the bags will come with a five-day menu to ensure the meals provide nourishment for all five days.

All meal pickup locations and times remain the same with one exception: The Westway location has moved across the street to The Norman Center.

Federal Way Public Schools school sites:

  • Adelaide Elementary School, 1635 SW 304th St. Federal Way WA 98023, 11:30 a.m. – noon
  • Decatur High School, 2800 SW 320th St. Federal Way, WA 98023, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Federal Way High School, 30611 16th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Mark Twain Elementary School, 2450 S. Star Lake Rd. Federal Way WA 98003, 11:30 a.m. – noon
  • The Norman Center, 33250 21st Ave. SW Federal Way, WA 98023, 1:55 – 3 p.m.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School, 4248 S. 288th St. Auburn, WA 98001, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Todd Beamer High School, 35999 16th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Twin Lakes Elementary School, 4400 SW 320th St. Federal Way WA 98023, 11:30 a.m. – noon

Community sites:

  • Appian Way, 25818 26th Pl. S. Kent, WA 98032, 12:20 – 1:25 p.m.
  • Camelot Square, 3001 S. 288th St. Federal Way, WA 98003, 10:45 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Campus View, 163 S. 340th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 1:55 – 3 p.m.
  • Crestview West, 27912 Pacific Hwy S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 1:55 – 3 p.m.
  • Enchanted Woods, 2020 S. 360th St. Federal Way, WA 98003, 10:45 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Encore Apartment Homes, 125 SW Campus Dr. Federal Way WA 98023, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Glen Park, 952 SW Campus Dr. Federal Way, WA 98023, 11:30 a.m. – noon
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 345 S. 312th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Kitts Corner, 1201 S. 336th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 10:45 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Park 16, 35703 16th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 12:20 – 1:25 p.m.
  • Pavilion, 1900 SW Campus Dr. Federal Way WA 98023, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Uptown Square, 1066 S. 320th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 12:20 – 1:25 p.m.
  • View at the Lake, 30602 Pacific Highway S. Federal Way WA 98003, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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