Lindbergh, Mehlville school districts and library providing free meals for local children

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A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

South County students and children 18 years and younger will be able to access a variety of grab-and-go meals from school districts and library branches through the end of the year.

Both Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District are offering grab-and-go meals for students and district residents below the age of 18 through the end of the year, due in part to a waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which extends free meal service for all children within a district’s boundary, even if they do not attend a district school.

In Mehlville, meal distribution takes place on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at all Mehlville schools, and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the district’s middle and high schools only. Students and children will receive a meal for that day, as well as a breakfast for the following morning.

In Lindbergh, the district will provide curbside to-go meals from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Crestwood Elementary, 1020 S. Sappington Road, and Dressel Elementary, 10911 Tesson Ferry Road. Each student will receive a breakfast and lunch meal for the current day.

Both districts request that families and guardians complete a meal pickup request form each week so staff knows how many meals to prepare.

Click here for a Mehlville meal request form 

Click here for a Lindbergh meal request form

The St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are also providing grab-and-go meals at different branches throughout the county.

Free meals are handed out from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10 SLCL branches including the Cliff Cave Library in Oakville, 5430 Telegraph Road, and the Weber Road Branch in Affton, 4444 Weber Road. Meals are available free of charge for children ages 18 and under. Participating branches will provide two shelf-stable breakfasts and two lunches.

Other participating branches include Bridgeton Trails, Florissant Valley, Indian Trials, Jamestown Bluff, Lewis & Clark, Natural Bridge, Prairie Commons and Rock Road.

All county library branches are currently offering curbside-only service to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.