collected by Emerald Staff
After Governor Jay Inslee mandated closures of all King, Pierce, and Snohomish County schools (later extending the order statewide) for at least six weeks due to fears over the COVID-19 outbreak, both the Seattle and Renton School Districts announced they would offer free lunches to students during the shutdown.
Seattle Public School sites will start serving lunches to students beginning March 16, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m to 1pm.
The Renton School District, which operates schools in Skyway, will begin serving lunches to any child ages 1-18 in the front lot of each Renton School from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday-Friday. No signatures or ID is required.
RSD will also make lunches available at the following apartment complexes:
- Green Tree/Park Hill, 6900 S 125th St, Seattle
- Creston Point, 13445 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle
- Royal Hills, 3000 Royal Hills Dr SE, Renton
- Stonebrook, 12210 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton
The lunches will be “grab and go”and are intended for students to pick up through car windows before going off sit to eat.
A full list of Seattle Public School sites is here. The eight Southeast Seattle locations are as follows:
Dunlap Elementary School (Google map)
4525 S Cloverdale St Seattle, WA 98118
Enter and exit through main entrance from Cloverdale Street. Lunchroom will be down the hall on the right. Side doors leading directly into lunchroom may also be used.
Emerson Elementary School (Google map)
9709 60th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118
Enter and exit through doors near kitchen facing South Pilgrim Street. Lunchroom is immediately to the right upon entry.
Franklin High School (Google map)
3013 S Mt Baker Blvd Seattle, WA 98144
Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of the building facing Mount Baker Boulevard.
Aki Kurose Middle School (Google map)
3928 S Graham St Seattle, WA 98118
If serving outside building: Enter rear driveway from 39th Avenue, pick up food near center of building, exit on 42nd Avenue.
If serving inside building: Enter/Exit through the door facing Graham Street at the southeast corner of the building. Cafeteria will be immediately across the hall to the left after entering.
Mercer Middle School (Google map)
1600 S Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108
Enter and exit through main entrance of east building (there are two building on the campus). Cafeteria will be across the hall to the right.
Rainier Beach High School (Google map)
8815 Seward Park Ave S Seattle, WA 98118
Enter and exit through main entrance doors facing Seward Park Avenue. Lunchroom will be straight ahead on the left.
Rainier View Elementary School (Google map)
11650 Beacon Ave S Seattle, WA 98178
Enter and exit through doors facing 56th Avenue South on the southeast side of the building. Lunchroom will be immediately to the right.
Rising Star @ African American Academy (Formerly Van Asselt Elementary) (Google map) 8311 Beacon Ave S Seattle, WA 98118