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Springfield Public Schools Grab-and-go Meal Service Closed for Juneteenth Observance

Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observance of Juneteenth. To ensure families have access to meals despite the Friday closure, additional meals will be packed out on Monday, June 14th and Wednesday June 16th.

Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks are provided for any child 18 or under. The distribution with Oasis Food Pantry, will continue at the Eastfield Mall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18th.

Home Grown Springfield provides grab-and-go meal service Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 – 6 p.m. for anyone 18 or under at the following schools: Boland Elementary School; Bowles Elementary School; Brookings Elementary School; Chestnut Middle School; Forest Park Middle School; Indian Orchard Elementary School; Milton Bradley Elementary School; Rebecca Johnson Elementary School and Talmadge Elementary School. Together with the Oasis Food Pantry, meals are also distributed every Friday at the Eastfield Mall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program. No ID necessary to receive meals,  youth do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults may pick meals up on behalf of the child or teen.

To find free grab-and-go meals for students, please text “Springfield” to 82257 *message and data rates may apply. To find menus for the free meal service, please visit


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