• Food Distribution

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Peoria Public Schools will have 19 food distribution sites set up regionally across the city. These distribution sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday as long as the school closure continues. Any student can pick up meals at these sites. Students do not have to be accompanied by a parent and parents do not have to be accompanied by a student in order to pick up a meal.

    Those locations are:

    • Richwoods High School, Mark Bills Middle School, Hines Primary School, Jamieson School, Rolling Acres Middle School
    • Peoria High School, Lincoln K-8 School, Maude Sanders Primary, Roosevelt Magnet School, Glen Oak Community Learning Center, First Federated Church (3601 N. Sheridan Road), Salvation Army (2903 W Nebraska Ave.)
    • Manual High School, Sterling Middle School, Valeska Hinton, Calvin Coolidge Middle School, Harrison Community Learning Center, South Side Community Center (1618 S. Laramie St.)


    What’s in the food packages?
    There will be a sandwich, a fruit, a vegetable and a milk carton in every package.
    Can I only pick up food at my student’s school?
    No, you can pick up at any of the locations where food is being offered.
    What time can I get food?
    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    What if I don’t have transportation to get to a school?
    If your family needs help, call our United Way command center at 2-1-1 or 309-999-4029, which is available 24/7.
    How often should I pick up food?
    Every day that it is needed. This will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    Who’s handing out the food?
    Food service personnel and volunteers
    Is Peoria Public Schools going to run out of food at some point?
    We do not anticipate running out of food and have made plans to have as many meals as possible available.
    Are crossing guards going to be on duty if we’re walking to school?
    School Safety Officers will be on site to assist as needed.
    Can I drop my student off at school?
    Where can I get more information?
    Please visit www.peoriapublicschools.org or any of our school websites.
Last Modified on April 1, 2020