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Free Lunches for Students During the COVID19 Pandemic in Northwest Indiana – Updates Daily

Information Obtained from Times of NWI and The Bill and Kali Show

Anytime Fitness

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the following Anytime Fitness locations: Dyer, Schererville, Hobart, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Winfield, Rensselaer and Monticello.

From noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday Munster, Merrillville East, Merrillville West, Chesterton, LaPorte and Michigan City.

Crown Point Community School Corp

Breakfast and lunch available to free and reduced lunch qualified students

10 a.m. to noon, March 16 to 20, March 30 to April 9

Crown Point High School, Jerry Ross Elementary School, MacArthur Elementary School, Timothy Ball Elementary School

More info:

Duneland School Corp.

Curbside meal pickup for Duneland School students. Lunch for current day and next morning’s breakfast provided daily.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through school closure

Chesterton High School, follow signs to meal pickup area

More info:

Gary Community School Corp.

Buses will distribute lunches in 45-minute increments to two dozen locations across the city for children 18 and under

10 a.m. to noon, March 30

A complete list of distribution locations and visit times can be found at

Griffith First Christian Church

Sack lunches in a grab-and-go, drive-up style.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 10

Griffith First Christian Church, 202 W. Pine St. 

More info:

Griffith Public Schools

Grab-and-go meals for children 18 and younger

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 17-20

Griffith Middle/High School, drive up to Door C, meals will be delivered to car

More info:

Hanover Community School Corp.

Drive-up sack lunches available for each student in car.

8 a.m. to noon, March 18

Hanover Central High School, Door E, drive up via far west entrance.

More info:

Lake Station Community Schools

Grab-and-go meals including a lunch and breakfast

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday through April 9, excluding spring break March 23 to 27

Edison Jr./Sr. High School at Door A near tennis courts

More info:

Merrillville Community School Corp.

Breakfast and lunch distribution will take place at listed school entrances and from buses at park and church locations. Students must be present.

On Mondays, meals will be distributed for three days and on Thursdays meals will be provided for two days.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday, March 17 to April 9, except spring break March 30 to April 9 and Good Friday

Fieler Elementary, Iddings Elementary, Merrillville High School, Merrillville Intermediate School, Miller Elementary, Pierce Middle School, Rethink Church, Salk Elementary, Stefek Park, Wirtes Park, Wood Elementary

More info:

Michigan City Area Schools

Grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches available to students for five days on Mondays.

4 to 6 p.m. Mondays, including spring break, through extent of school closures

Barker Middle School, Krueger Middle School, Elston Building, Knapp Elementary School

More info: 

Portage Township Schools

One week’s worth of meals available each Monday of school closure, excluding spring break

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 30 and April 6

Portage High School West, Door F, meals delivered to vehicle door

More info: 

River Forest Community School Corp.

Five grab-and-go meals, including breakfast and lunch, will be offered to any children under 18 years old.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 18

River Forest Middle/High School, Door D, Curbside pick-up, children must be in vehicle

More info:

School City of East Chicago

Daily grab-and-go brunch pick-up

10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday beginning March 18 to 27

East Chicago Central High School, Block Middle School, Harrison Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, McKinley Elementary

More info:; or contact Sodexo Magic general manager Earnest C. Lilly Jr. at 219-391-4084

School City of Hammond

Curbside meal pick-up at participating schools for any child 18 and under. Two meals, including breakfast and lunch, provided on Mondays and Wednesday with one meals, including breakfast and lunch, on Fridays beginning March 23.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through each week of school closure

Edison Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Harding Elementary, Irving Elementary, Maywood Elementary, Morton Elementary

More info:

School City of Hobart

Five grab-and-go meals available to children ages 18 and under.

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through April.

Hobart Middle School, Liberty Elementary, Early Learning Center, Ridge View Elementary and Hobart High School.

More info:

School City of Whiting

A week’s worth of breakfast and lunches provided each Monday for the number of children in each family.

8 a.m. to noon, Mondays, March 23 to April 6

Whiting Middle/High School, Door 6

More info:

School Town of Highland

Five breakfast and lunch meals every Monday. Students must be present to receive meals.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, March 23 to April 6

Johnston and Southridge elementary schools

More info:

Tri-Creek School Corp.

Grab-and-go lunch and breakfast item available daily to Tri-Creek students 18 and under

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, March 17 to 20, March 30 to April 10

Lowell High School, Three Creeks Elementary

More info:

Union Township School Corp.

Grab-and-go meals available for all Union Township children 18 and under.

Two days of breakfast and lunch meals provided on Tuesdays. Three days of breakfast and lunch meals provided on Thursday.

11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 30 for duration of school closure; additional one-time distribution 11 a.m. to noon March 29 

Wheeler High School, Grand Hall entrance

 More info:

Valparaiso Community Schools

Free grab-and-go breakfast and lunches distributed daily to all kids 18 and under.

Students must be present to receive meals. School social workers will provide weekend meal boxes on Friday with item from their pantry.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 17 to April 10

At the parking lot between Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

More info:

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