Free Meals Through Dec. 31

With new authority provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the USDA will allow Francis Howell School District to feed all children in the community under the age of 18 through as late as Dec. 31, 2020.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, breakfast and lunch meals will be offered to all children under the age of 18 living in the area for free on a first-come, first-served basis.  These meals will meet the USDA nutritional requirements. Any funds student meal accounts will remain there until meal purchases resume in the future unless used to purchase ala carte foods (items such as bagged chips, cookies, etc.)

Meal Kit Boxes:
For enrolled virtual students and unenrolled children under the age of 18, meal kit boxes containing the food to make 5-breakfast and 5-lunch USDA qualifying meals are distributed on Tuesday at the Burbes Service Center located at 4606 Central School Road in St. Charles, between 10:30 and 11:30 AM, for each week that school is in session as late as Dec. 31, 2020.  Meal kits can be picked up for all students in the family at one time. 

3-ways to Receive Free Meals 

  • Enrolled in-person students:
    Beginning October 1, 2020
    these students will not be charged for breakfast and lunch meals picked up in the school cafeteria at the designated meal times.  However, any ala carte purchases (items such as bagged chips, cookies, etc.) will be charged at the approved rate.

  • Enrolled virtual students:
    Can pick up one meal kit box per child on Tuesdays between 10:30 and 11:30 AM at the Burbes Center location at 4606 Central School Road, Saint Charles MO 63304.  Also, delivery of meal kits can be requested by calling Vicky Frayne at 636-851- 4046.

  • Unenrolled children under the age of 18:
    Can pick up one meal kit box per child on Tuesdays between 10:30 and 11:30 AM at the Burbes Center location at 4606 Central School Road, St. Charles, MO 63304. Also, delivery of meal kits can be requested by calling Vicky Frayne at 636-851- 4046.
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