• Grab and Go Meal Service

    Spring Break Mobile Pantry Information:

    Tuesday, March 30 at Hickman High School
    1104 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
    4-6 p.m.

    Thursday, April 1 at Derby Ridge Elementary
    4000 Derby Ridge Dr, Columbia, MO 65202
    4-6 p.m.

    Note: Mobile Pantries are open to those in the community who need food assistance. Please bring a photo ID, if able. Because of social distancing precautions, mobile pantries have moved to a drive-thru method. Please clear your trunk to allow distribution to move more quickly.

    You can download a flier here


    CPS Grab-and-Go Meal Service

    Information beginning on March 3, 2021

         Grab & Go Meal Pick Up for the following:

    • Virtual Learners 5 days a week based on the school calendar
    • 3-day grades 6-12 while virtual hybrid
    • Wednesday only for K-5

    Note: Schools with low Grab and Go participation have been eliminated from this list

    Pick Up Time

    Location, look for signage

    Below are the school locations still participating in Grab and Go Services

    Alpha Hart

    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Kitchen back door

    Battle HS

    9:45 AM-10:15 AM

    NW student entrance at the back of the building


    9:30 AM–10:00 AM

    Front Entrance Door

    Cedar Ridge

    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Back dock door

    Derby Ridge

    9:30 AM-10:00 AM

    Loading Dock Door


    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Kitchen back door


    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Door #4 on West Side of Bldg.


    11:15 AM -11:45 AM

    Providence Entrance (Westside)


    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Kitchen back door

    Mill Creek

    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Parent drop off door

    New Haven

    9:30 AM -10:00 AM

    East Doors in the front Circle Dr.


    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Kitchen door


    9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Kitchen back door


    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    Kitchen door


    9:15 AM-9:45 AM

    Back Dock Door

    West MS

    9:15 AM-9:45 AM

    East (front) cafeteria door


    Look for this sign for established Grab and Go Locations at each school building offering grab and go

    Grab and Go Meal Pick UP here sign


    • Important! Groups picking up for large numbers (defined as 10 or more for small schools) of children must be announced to the school by contacting lunch@cpsk12.org or via a neighborhood lunch club ordering form.
    • Names and numbers of students will be requested upon pick up as a part of USDA regulation.
    • All children age 2-18 years of age may obtain a meal
    • Meals are free in-seat and for pick for all students until June 30, 2021.
    • Free and reduced-price applications are still important as a form of eligibility protection starting July 1, 2021, for temporary benefits that roll over for 30 operating days to allow families time to apply for the 2021-2022 school year.
    • Unless extended by USDA, all meals benefits will revert without warning to the 2020-2021 on file status July 1, 2021.
    • Kitchen doors are often found on the same side of the building as the waste Receptacles/recycle bins for the building.
    • Grab and Go follows the School Calendar and does not operate during snow days or teacher workdays.
    • If inclement weather should cause a late start, meals will not be offered to secure staff safety, however if it causes an early release, meals will be available.
    • Due to staffing or weather issues, meals may be interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Serving our students is a high priority for Nutrition Services.
    • E-mail lunch@cpsk12.org or call 573-214-3480 for questions or concerns.