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Summer grab-and-go Meals Service Comes to a Close

Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, will be closing the following meal sites, with the last day of service this Friday, August 20th:

  • Boland Elementary School
  • Bowles Elementary School
  • Brookings Elementary School
  • Chestnut Middle School
  • Forest Park Middle School
  • Milton Bradley Elementary School           
  • Talmadge Elementary School
  • Warner Elementary School

Rebecca Johnson Elementary School will remain open the week of August 23rd for grab-and-go meal service Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12-3. The last day of meal service for that location will be August 27th. Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program. No ID necessary to receive meals, they 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.

Mobile grab-n-go meal distributions at housing communities and Friday meal distribution at the Eastfield Mall will end on Friday, August 27th.

Beginning Monday, August 30th, meal service will shift to accommodate the return to in-person learning. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students during school hours.

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

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