Free Meals

Last Day of Summer Meal Program 

The OASD's Summer Meal Program will end on Monday, July 27. Participants will receive four days worth of food on July 27. Families and students in need of meals are encouraged to access the many community meal services available in Oshkosh. See "Community Food Resources" below for more information. 

Transitioning to Summer Meal Program Distribution

The OASD will be transitioning to its annual summer meal distribution program for students only, which will modify the grab-and-go meal program activated in response to school building closure during COVID-19. LEARN MORE

The revised summer meal program will be in effect as of Thursday, June 4, 2020. As of Monday, June 1, 2020, the OASD will be going to a Monday and Thursday only meal distribution schedule. All those in need will continue to be served on Monday, June 1, then on Thursday, June 4 meals will be available for students only. Students do not need to be present at the distribution site as adults will continue to be able to pick up meals for students in their household. Students or their parents/guardians/ caregivers will be able to collect three days’ worth breakfast and lunch meals on Mondays and four days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals on Thursday. Additionally, as of Thursday, June 4, the District will be providing meals for students at the following four sites and times only:

  • Perry Tipler Middle School - 325 S Eagle St, Oshkosh, WI 54902: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Webster Stanley School - 915 Hazel St, Oshkosh, WI 54901: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Jefferson Elementary School - 244 W 11th Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54902: Noon -1 p.m.
  • Oshkosh North High School - 1100 W Smith Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901: Noon - 1 p.m.

Cloth Face Coverings Encouraged

Individuals accessing free meal sites are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings (made from household items like t-shirts, bandanas, scarves, etc.). Wearing a cloth mask is not a substitute for social distancing or good hygiene practices, but it is an important extra protective measure. By encouraging wearing a cloth mask when in public, the District aims to protect those accessing free meals, as well as the essential employees working at each distribution site. This request is in line with the recent recommendation from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). To learn more about the CDC's recommendations, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-faq.html.  

OASD Summer Grab-and-Go Meal Program

Community Food Resources

The District remains committed to ensuring that no student goes hungry during the summer months. Additionally, families in need of food assistance as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic  are encouraged to reach out to the many community organizations that are providing services in Oshkosh. 

  • Feeding Hungry Kids: A partnership between neighbors and churches, Feeding Hungry Kids offers free meals to children in need through the month of August. Click on the following flyer for locations and schedules: Feeding Hungry Kids 2020
  • USDA Mobile Food Pantry: One of the new services available is the Farmers to Families Food Box program, which is ensuring that EVERYONE in Oshkosh has access to fresh produce, meat, and dairy during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Anyone in need can participate in the weekly drive-thru distribution beginning Monday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the UWO Kolf Sports Center. LEARN MORE 
  • Oshkosh Area Community Pantry: The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry is continuing to provide and expand its services, visit www.oacptoday.org to learn more.
  • Oshkosh Area United Way: A complete list of local food pantries and services is available on the Oshkosh Area United Way website, visit www.oshkoshunitedway.org/food-pantry-list to learn more.

Temporary Food Benefits for Children

Since schools are closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, children who usually get free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program can instead get temporary food benefits. These benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. Children can get these benefits in addition to any other school meals they are getting. LEARN MORE