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807 East Avenue South | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608.789.7600
Free meals

District provides free healthy meals for kids during school closures

LA CROSSE, Wis., (March 18, 2020) – Schools are closed but the School District of La Crosse is providing free, nutritious meals for kids daily at sites around La Crosse. Starting tomorrow, March 19, a take-home breakfast and lunch will be provided in pre-packaged paper bags at each site, once per day. Sites and times are listed below.

Given that our school buildings are closed, meals will be distributed at these sites to children from a GO Riteway school bus stationed at each location. We strongly encourage practicing social distancing when picking up and thorough hand-washing with soap and water before eating the take-home meals.

Neighborhood food site location and additional food pick up details:

  • All children 18 or younger in the household may receive one breakfast meal and one lunch meal daily, Monday – Friday
  • No identification is required
  • Please bring reusable bags

The district will also have drive-up locations available at both Spence Elementary and Logan High Schools from 11:00am-12:00pm.

The district has also set up a telephone hotline for those families who are unable to make it to or missed a stop time. If you call 608.789.5880, we have a limited number of drivers who will be able to make a delivery stop. The hotline will be staffed from 8am-1pm.

If you need further assistance with meals for your family, here is a full list of food pantries and other community resources in our area.


Neighborhood food site location schedule:


Route 1

Rivercrest trailer court 11:00am-11:30am

Mormon Coulee trailer court 11:45am-12:15pm


Route 2

Pineview Trailer Court Entrance 11:00am-11:30am

Brookview Mobile Home Park Entrance 11:45am-12:00pm

Golden valley Trailer Court Entrance 12:00pm-12:15pm

Coulee Manor Mobile Home Park 12:20pm-12:30pm

Hintgen Bus Lane 12:40pm-1:10pm


Route 3

Bluffview Commons trailer court entrance 11:00am-11:30am

Pammel Creek estates entrance 11:45am-12:15pm

Former Kmart parking lot on State Road 12:30pm-1:00pm


Route 4

Shelby Ball Field parking lot 11:00am-11:30am

Central High School east entrance 11:45am-12:15pm

State Road Elementary School 12:30pm-1:00pm


Route 5

Gladys and Huber BGC 11:00am-11:30am

Goodwill at back of lot 11:45am-12:15pm


Route 6

Green Island Ice Arena 11:00am-11:30am

Hamilton Elementary School 11:45am-12:15pm

La Crosse Public Library Main Branch 12:30pm-1:00pm


Route 7

Longfellow Middle School in front 11:00am-11:30am

Hogan Administrative Center 11:45am-12:15pm

Lincoln Middle School 12:30pm-1:00pm


Route 8

Kwik Trip on French Island 11:00am-11:30am

Summit Environmental School 11:45am-12:15pm

French Island Public Library 12:30pm-1:00pm


Route 9

North Woods International School11:00am-11:30am

Emerson Elementary School 11:45am-12:00pm


Route 10

Northside Elementary/Coulee Montessori in the bus lane 11:00am-11:30am

SSE Music 11:45am-11:55am

Hamilton Street Duplexes 12:00pm-12:15pm

Schuh Homes 12:30pm-1:00pm