• Why are meals FREE for ALL Children?

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a waiver to allow all children under the age of 18 to receive school meals at no cost.

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    School Meals TO GO! - Beginning on Jan. 6, 2021

    Meals to Go changes beginning 1/6/2021


    Meals will continue to be free for all children through the end of the school year. Beginning January 6, 2021 there will no longer be daily meal pickup. Meal pickup will be as follows:



    Students who participate in the In-School Learning Model will be eligible for Free Breakfast and Free Lunch each day while in school. An order form will be available online to preorder 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch to be picked up on the Wednesday E-Learning day each week. Meals can be picked up between the hours of 9:30am and 10:30am each Wednesday. The form must be submitted online by 9am each Tuesday to receive meals. Click on link below.

    Wednesday Meal To Go Order Form



    Free Meal Pickup for Fully Remote Learners will consist of 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals with instructions to be prepared at home and will be distributed once a week on Wednesdays between the hours of 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. (Child must be fully remote to receive the weekly meals.) An order form will be available online to preorder meals. The form must be submitted each week by Monday at 9am to receive meals. Click on link below. 

    Remote Learner Weekly Meals To Go Order Form



    Yost Elementary - 100 W. Beam St., Porter
    Enter parking area from Beam St. Go left down the hill. Stay left of cones and follow drive around to back of the building for meal pickup at the Food Service Pickup Window.

    Chesterton High School - 2125 S. 11th Street
    Enter parking area from 11th Street by the Football Stadium and follow signage to back of the building for pickup.

    Please pick up meals for all children in the household at one of these two locations.


    PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a cancellation of activities/programs on a Wednesday due to inclement weather, meal distribution will be conducted the following day, Thursday.

    If picking up meals for a child with food allergies, please contact the Child Nutrition Director, Tammy Watkins, at 219-983-3700 for detailed information.


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