CPS Grab-and-Go Meal Service
Updated Routes and Information Effective November 16, 2020
The fall and winter meal delivery service updates for students is listed below. Buses run multiple-stop routes Monday-Friday according to the school district calendar. Stops last a maximum of 15 minutes. Stops are not school-specific but rather designed regionally to include as many high-need areas as possible. Please find the stop closest to you and go there with your student at the designated time.
Students ages 2-18 can obtain a meal. Adults may pick up meals for students who are unable to do so. Adult meal pickups require student numbers or names. If a child is not enrolled at CPS, we will need to know the child’s name. We ask that you practice social distancing while at the stop. Masks are encouraged even while outside. Both breakfast and lunch will be packed as a Grab-and-Go bag. Students may select a sack meal that includes breakfast and lunch, one milk (per meal) and a fruit and/or vegetable. Meals contain some perishable and some non-perishable items. Please adhere to disposal and refrigeration instructions for perishable items.
Due to the unpredictable nature of our governmental directives in this time of uncertainty and/or due to internal control that may have to be enacted, services may be forced to discontinue at a moment’s notice. We apologize in advance if we are forced to take this plan of action.
No change to route stops or times. Routes will continue as they have been based on the school calendar. Please note days of no service:
Nutrition Services Holiday Hours
In-person and Grab and Go meals provided by CPS Nutrition Services will not be available during the upcoming days when school is not in session and when school is closed for the Thanksgiving and winter breaks.
November 13 – Schools not in session – Teacher Workday
November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break
December 23 – January 4 - Winter Break
Grab and Go routes will end on Jan. 18, 2021. Virtual meal grab and go will move to select school locations and times to be announced in early January.
NOTE THERE ARE CHANGES TO ROUTE 6 STARTING DEC. 1.
You can use this locator map to find your closest stop. Use the locator box in the bottom right to input your address. The default is for addresses to not include punctuation (for example PL for Place, DR for Dr.). Make sure to include Columbia.
Note the blue pin is the address you searched.
- As a reminder, the bus stops on the attached document (link) indicate the times and locations of food delivery.
- All routes are updated. Times are estimated and may be delayed due to circumstances outside of the district's control. If you are unable to wait at the stop closest to you, you may go to the nearest school to receive meals.
Route: 1 ALPHA HART LEWIS
Northern Schools: Alpha, Blue Ridge, Derby Ridge, Lange MS, Midway, Oakland MS, Parkade, Paxton, Smithton, West MS, West Blvd.
GREEN HILLS TRAILER PARK @ GREEN HILLS TRL CT-2ND ENT
CRESENT MEADOWS TRAILER PARK @ MEADOW BROOK DR.
KENT DR N @ ALAN CIR E
BULRUSH DR E @ GREGORY DR N
TERESA DR N @ VICKIE DR N
GREELEY DR @ PRAIRIE RIDGE ST
4916 BROWN STATION RD (TUBES WHEEL)
JAMESDALE @ BROWN STATION RD
3304 PREMIER LN N
PARK VILLAGE TRLR CT/4410 BROWN STATION RD N
ELM GROVE DR S
MEXICO GRAVEL RD @ FAIR HAVEN DR SW
TREMAINE DR @ WATERLOO DR
RICE RD @ MCKEE ST
BOYD LN @ ALAN LN
MCKEE ST @ RIA ST
Route: 2 BENTON
Northern Central Schools: Benton. Douglass, Grant, Hickman, Jefferson MS, Locust, Paxton, Russell, Smithton, West Blvd. West MS
HEATHER RIDGE APTS ENTRANCE
ENTRANCE OF COLUMBIA SQUARE
RUSSELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
COLBY DR @ STANFORD DR
GARY ST @ PI(NEW)OOD DR
WEST BLVD N @ BROADHEAD ST
DONNELLY AV @ FLORENCE AV
400 SECTION of HIRTH AVE
UNITY DR N
MCBAIN @ LINCOLN DR
JEWELL AV @ FOREST AV W
GRAND AV @ THIRD AV
TRINITY PL @ PROVIDENCE WALKWAY
PARK AV @ FIFTH ST N (SW)
Route: 3 PARKADE
Northern Schools: Blue Ridge, Derby Ridge, Lange MS, Oakland MS, Parkade.
ANTELOPE DR @ SQUIRREL DR
IGUANA DR. @ JUNGLE TREE DR
VANDERVEEN NEIGHBORHOOD POOL
DERBY RIDGE DR @ WAR ADMIRAL DR
DERBY RIDGE DR @ NATIVE DANCER DR
RALEIGH DR @ EDENTON BLVD
EDENTON BLVD @ GREENSBORO DR
SNOW MASS DR @ ASPEN RIDGE DR
BASELINE PL @ CLEARVIEW DR E
HACKBERRY BLVD E @ ROCKY FORK DR N
7108 MOBERLY DR N
Route: 4 NEW HAVEN
Northern East Schools: Battle Elementary, Battle HS, Cedar Ridge, New Haven, Rosetta, Two Mile Prairie
HANOVER BLVD @ HERSHEY CT
OLYMPIC BLVD @ IMPERIAL CT
PINE GROVE MOBILE HOME PARK
HICKAM DR @ KIT FOX DR
STONEGATE AT MAILBOXES
ENTRANCE OF THE LINKS ON CLARK LN
PORT WY @ CANAVERAL DR
GRACE LN @ VOLUNTEER DR
RICHLAND HEIGHTS MOBILE HOME PARK-MAILBOXES
ALBANY DR @ KEENELAND DOWNS APT
SANTA ANA @ ROSETTA
Route: 5 WBE, FVE, RBHS
Southern Schools: Beulah Ralph, Fairview, Mill Creek, New Haven, Paxton, Rock Bridge Elem, Rock Bridge HS, Smithton, John Warner MS
BETHANY DR W @ SCOTT BLVD
BETHANY DR W @ BELLVIEW DR W
COUNTRY HILL DR W @ BRAMPTON CT S
ARLENE DR @ CHERYL CT
GEORGETOWN DR W @ WATERFORD DR S
LOUISVILLE DR S @ LOUISVILLE CT W
MILLBROOK @ PICKFORD PL
CALLIE @ LUDWICK BLVD
BREWER DR @ FAUROT DR
BROADFIELD DR @ WIND RIVER CIR
BREAMORE RD @ HIGHLAND DR
NOTE CHANGES TO ROUTE 6 STARTING DEC. 1
Route: 6 DERBY RIDGE
Northern Schools: Blue Ridge, Derby Ridge, Lange MS, Oakland MS, Parkade, Midway
NORTHAND D R@ BLUE RIDGE RD
VANDIVER SQUARE PARKING LOT
END OF ELLETA BLVD/CUL-DE-SAC
1ST PARKING LOT ON ELLETA BLVD
COLONIAL VILLAGE TRAILER CT
10:29 - 10:44 am
RED ROOF INN
13/14 TEXAS AVE E
TEXAS AV W @ DORIS DR
10:48 - 11:03 am
11:05 - 11:20 am
1700 SECTION OF TIMBER CREEK DR
11:23 - 11:38 am
GARDEN DR @ HOLLYHOCK DR
Route: 7 BLUE RIDGE
Northwest & Central Schools: Benton, Blue Ridge, Douglass, Gifted, Hickman, Jefferson MS, (NEW) Haven, Oakland MS, Ridgeway, Stephen’s Park
HOLLY MOBILE HOME PARK - MIDDLE WEST ENTRANCE
PARKER ST@VANDIVER TRL CT-2ND ENTRANCE
NELWOOD DR @ MULBERRY RD
NELWOOD DR @ QUAIL DR
ANN ST N @ AMELIA ST
STEPHENS PAVILION PARKING LOT
TRIMBLE RE S @ GREEN VALLEY DR
(NEW) HAVEN CIRCLE
4001 PONDEROSA ST
OPEN DOOR CHURCH
MEADOW LARK LN @ PRAIRIE CIR
Route: 8 ELLIOT BATTLE
Northeast Schools: Battle Elementary, Battle HS, Two Mile Prairie
GEYSER BLVD @ CASS DR
KELSEY DR @ IRMA DR
DOULTON DR N @ TRIKALLA DR E
GODAS DR @ VALLEY CREEK LN
SNEAD DR @ DEMARET DR
700 SECTION of DEMARET DR @ LEMA LN
ORIE DR N @ ARRATT CT E
PRAIRIE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
SOUTHERN DR @ BROWDVIEW CT
9 ROCK BRIDGE HIGH AND ROCK BRIDGE ELEMENTARY
Southern Schools: Beulah Ralph, Gentry MS, John Warner MS, (NEW) Haven, RBHS, Rock Bridge Elementary
CONEFLOWER AV @ W OLD PLANK VILLAGE DR
GATEWAY BLVD @ GATEVIEW CT
BREAKTIME ROUTE K
BETHEL LN @ HILLTOP DR
CHRIS DR E @ CATHERINE DR E
NIKKI WAY @ CARRIE RIDGE DR
DUSTIN DR @ SOUTH CEDAR LAKE DR
652 PEAR TREE CIR
SANTIAGO DR @ GRANADA BLVD
In addition to the. bus route stops, the following school buildings will have nutrition services staff available if families would prefer to stop by the building to pick up food:
Hickman High School – 1104 North Providence Rd. (Westside entrance) 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Starting November 18
Beulah Ralph Elementary – 5801 S Hwy KK from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Derby Ridge Elementary – 4000 Derby Ridge Dr. from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Midway Heights Elementary – 8130 US-40 from 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Mill Creek Elementary – 2200 W Nifong Blvd from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Parkade Elementary – 111 Parkade Blvd. from 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
If your family lives too far away from a location and is unable to either get to the bus stop or one of the four schools, please contact your building for additional assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can pick up the meals?
Parents may pick up meals for children, however, parents must have the student's (or non-enrolled child's) name and/or student number available to receive meals.
What do students do who can’t get to the stop or the stop is during their class time?
Please contact the front office at your student's school to discuss any conflicts.
My school isn’t listed. Does this mean we are not eligible for these meals?
No, please find the stop that is closest to your home for a meal pick up. Lunch@cpsk12.org can also assist you with this.
Do I have to go to my school’s area to pick up a meal?
No, you can either pick up your meals at the middle schools listed above or use the bus stop closest to you.
Do I need to sign up to receive a meal?
No, all meal routes are for any child age 2-18 years old, however, a student number and/or a name will be required to pick up a meal.
Do only free/reduced students get these meals, or can anyone have a meal?
Any household with children can obtain meals for their children regardless of meal benefit status.
What is the cost of meals?
All Columbia Public School meals are free to all children until June 30, 2021. This includes both bus route meals and meals picked up from school buildings.
I don’t see my street listed. Where should I go?
You can locate the bus stop closest to you or pick up a meal at the middle schools listed above.