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District Serving Free Meals to Students Throughout Dismissal Period

meal distribution guidelines

El Monte Union will distribute its grab-and-go meals to children 18 and younger from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday throughout the dismissal period, including over Spring Break, scheduled April 13-17. Distribution sites include Arroyo, El Monte and South El Monte high schools.

In an effort to maintain accountability and program integrity, El Monte Union has instituted the following guidelines for its distribution sites:

  • Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis based on availability.
  • Meals will be offered to any child 18 years and younger who is present at any participating school
  • No ID is required for students.
  • It is recommended that children be present when parents are picking up meals.
  • For parents who cannot bring their children to pick up meals:
    • The District will limit the number of meals to no more than three.
    • School staff may seek verification of student enrollment from parents to avoid duplicate meals.

food distribution

Other participating partners include:

El Monte City School District

  • Potrero School, 2611 N. Potrero Ave., El Monte, 91733
  • Durfee School, 12233 Star St., El Monte, 91732
  • Gidley School, 10226 E. Lower Azusa Road, El Monte, 91731
  • Shirpser School, 4020 Gibson Road, El Monte, 91731

Mountain View School District

  • Payne School, 2850 Mountain View Road, El Monte, 91732
  • Kranz Intermediate, 12460 Fineview St., El Monte, 91732
  • Twin Lakes School, 3900 Gilman Road, El Monte, 91732

Rosemead School District

  • Encinita School, 4515 Encinita Ave., Rosemead, 91770
  • Savannah School, 3720 Rio Hondo Ave., Rosemead, 91770
  • Muscatel School, 4201 Ivar Ave., Rosemead, 91770

Valle Lindo School District

  • Shively School, 1431 Central Ave., South El Monte, 91733

Food for all family members:

Our Savior Center, 4368 Santa Anita Ave., is open Tuesdays and Thursday

ERA (Emergency Resource Center), Jeff Seymour Family Center, 10900 Mulhall Street, El Monte, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 626-444-7269

Foothill Unity Center - Monrovia, 415 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, 626-358-3486

God’s Pantry - Azusa, 240 N. Cerritos Ave., Azusas, open the second Saturday of the month

God’s Pantry - Covina, 1016 W. Cypress St., Covina, open the fourth Saturday of the month.