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LIST: Food resources available for students, families amid school closures

Tucson
Posted at 8:51 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 19:12:04-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said the city will shut down public gathering spaces Tuesday, declaring a local emergency.

Romero's order will close dine-in areas of restaurants, bars, food courts and close gyms and other venues where groups of people congregate, through the end of the month.

The edict goes into effect at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

As the decision may disrupt some people's schedules. This article is a resources the Tucson community can use to either continue education at home, to help with meals, or to help with childcare while parents work.

Non-profit agency Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona is working to to deliver food to seniors and adults with disabilities.

In response to the COVID-19 virus, Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona is collaborating with local organizations to ensure food service continues for 200 vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities experiencing food insecurity.

As a small non-profit agency, Mobile Meals depends heavily on volunteer drivers to deliver meals. Many of our regular volunteer drivers are over 70 years old and canceled for fear of exposure.

We are working with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and the American Red Cross of Southern Arizona, in addition to our nine current facility meal providers, to deliver daily meals as well as shelf-stable food boxes to help people shelter in place should meal delivery be disrupted. This partnership will help low-income people—some of whom receive therapeutic diets— who do not have the resources to stock up on food and supplies.

Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced a statewide closure of Arizona schools effective Monday.

According to the press release from Gov. Ducey the closure is from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020.

Below is a list of some school districts providing resources to students and families during this time.

Many school districts have their own individual plans set, including the opening of facilities for breakfast and lunch. Visit your specific school district's websites for more information.

SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT:

Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD) announced its plan to provide students and families with resources during the closing of schools due to COVID-19 containment based on Governor Ducey’s and Kathy Hoffman’s call for a statewide school closure through March 27, 2020. SUSD is on Spring Break during the week of March 16th - March 20th. We are aware that many of our families rely on school meals for their children, so we have a plan in place to offer grab and go breakfast and lunch to all children ages 1 through 18.

SUSD is on Spring Break during the week of March 16th - March 20th. We are aware that many of our families rely on school meals for their children, so we have a plan in place to offer grab and go breakfast and lunch to all children ages 1 through 18. Beginning Monday, March 23, families may visit the following schools in our District for meals between 7:30 - 10:00 a.m:

- Craycroft Elementary School • 5455 E. Littletown Rd.

- Drexel Elementary School • 801 E. Drexel Rd.

- Elvira Elementary School • 250 W. Elvira Rd.

- Los Amigos Elementary School • 2200 E. Drexel Rd.

- Mission Manor Elementary School • 600 W. Santa Rosa St.

TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT:

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 Tucson Unified will be distributing food at 32 sites. It will be a drive-thru system and the child/children need to be present in the car. There will be one hot meal (lunch) provided per child plus a breakfast option for the next morning. The service will be provided Monday-Friday. All children under 18 are eligible for the food service. The sites will be announced tomorrow, March 17. Please note, this plan is pending approval of the Governing Board. The vote is scheduled for this Wednesday’ night’s meeting. As always, we appreciate your patience and support.

FULL SCHEDULE OF ALL ROUTES FOR GRAB AND GO MEALS

Route1:

9:54-10:04 AM MANZO BUS BAY ON ONTARIO ST 855 N Melrose Ave 85745

10:15-10:25 AM TULLY BUS BAY ON EL RIO DR 1701 W El Rio Drive 85745

10:31-10:41 AM W SILVER ARROW DR @ W SILVERBELL OASIS WY [S] PLAYGROUND

10:48-10:58 AM ROBINS BUS BAY OFF OF WILLEMITE DR 3939 N Magnetite Ln 85745

11:08-11:18 AM N CAMINO DE LA CODORNIZ @ W PASEO DE LAS COLINA

11:38-11:48 AM W CAMINO CAMELIA @ N CAMINO MIRAFLORES [SW]

11:55-12:05 PM BRICHTA BUS BAY 2110 W. Brichta Dr 85745

12:09-12:19 PM N CAMINO SANTIAGO @ W CALLE MECEDORA [NW]

12:23-12:33 PM 485 N GRANDE AV (BEHIND CHURCHES CHICKEN) [SW]

Route 2:

10:18-10:28 AM ROBISON BUS BAY ON FORGEUS AV 2745 E 18th St 85716

10:38-10:48 AM ROBERTS-NAYLOR BUS BAY ON SYLVANE ST 1701 S Columbus Blvd 85711

10:53-11:03 AM MYERS-GANOUNG BUS BAY ON ROSEMONT AV 5000 E Andrew St 85711

11:11-11:21 AM WHEELER BUS BAY ON CALLE CASTOR 1818 S Avenida del Sol 85710

11:27-11:37 AM ERICKSON BUS BAY ON ELSON AVE 6750 E Stella Rd 85730

11:45-11:55AM E DOGWOOD ST @ S WHITE PINE DR [SW] LYONS ES CLOSED SCHOOL 7555 E Dogwood St 85730

12:02-12:12 PM SANTA RITA BUS BAY ON PANTANO RD 3951 S Pantano Road 85730

12:16-12:26 PM FORD BUS BAY ON STELLA RD 8001 E Stella Rd 85730

12:31-12:41 PM DIETZ BUS BAY ON PALMA ST 7575 E Palma St 85710

12:51-1:01 PM E SELLAROLE RD @ S PORTIA AV [SW]

1:08-1:18 PM E KEYSTONE RD @ S ELKRIDGE DR [SW]

Route 3:

10:24-10:34 AM LINEWEAVER BUS BAY ON BRYANT AVE 461 S Bryant Ave 85711

10:41-10:51 AM BONILLAS BUS BAY ON SWAN RD 4757 E Winsett Blvd 85711

10:58-11:08 AM E 18TH ST @ S BRIGHTON AV [SW] AT THE PARK

11:13-11:23 AM PALO VERDE BUS BAY OFF OF 22ND ST 1302 S Avenida Vega 85710

11:27-11:37 AM KELLOND BUS BAY ON LEHIGH DR 6606 E Lehigh Dr 85710

11:42-11:52 AM BOOTH-FICKETT BUS BAY STOP OFF OF CALLE ARTURO 450 S Montego Dr 85710

11:59-12:09 PM STEELE BUS BAY OFF OF KENYON DR 700 S Sarnoff Dr 85710

12:13-12:23 PM GALE BUS BAY ON BLACKSBURG DR 678 S Gollob Rd 85710

12:29-12:39 PM MARSHALL BUS BAY ON 29TH ST 9066 E 29th St 85710

12:43-12:53 PM DUNHAM BUS BAY ON 29TH ST 9850 E 29th St 85748

12:59-1:09 PM SOLENG TOM BUS BAY OFF OF CAMINO QUINCE

Route 4:

10:23-10:33 AM HOWELL BUS BAY ON LONGFELLOW AVE 401 N Irving Ave 85711

10:41-10:51 AM MEREDITH BUS BAY OFF OF MAGNOLIA AVE 755 N Magnolia Ave 85711

10:55-11:05 AM SEWELL BUS BAY ON CHANTILLY DR 425 N Sahuara Ave 85711

11:13-11:23 AM HUDLOW BUS BAY ON PORT OU PRINCE ST 502 N Caribe Ave 85710

11:30-11:40 AM SCHUMAKER BUS BAY ON 5TH ST 501 N. Maguire Ave 85710

11:45-11:55 AM SAHUARO BUS BAY ON CAMINO SECO 545 N Camino Seco 85710

11:59-12:09 PM HENRY BUS BAY 650 N Igo Way 85710

12:14-12:24 PM E 5TH ST @ N BONANZA AV [SW]

12:34-12:44 PM BLOOM BUS BAY ON SARNOFF DR 8310 E Pima St 85715

Route 5:

10:19-10:29 AM MILES BUS BAY ON VINE AV 1400 E Broadway Blvd 85719

10:34-10:44 AM ROSKRUGE BUS BAY ON 3RD AV 501 E 6th St 85705

10:51-11:01 AM MANSFIELD PARK PARKING LOT ON 4TH AV [W] 2000 N 4th Ave 85705

11:06-11:16 AM W CALLE VENTURA @ N CALLE CENTRAL [NE]

11:22-11:32 AM DAVIS BUS BAY ON ANITA AVE 500 W St. Marys Rd 85701

11:38-11:48 AM SAFFORD BUS BAY ON 14TH ST 200 E 13th St 85701

11:52-12:02 PM CARILLO BUS BAY ON SIMPSON ST 440 S Main Ave 85701

12:04-12:14 PM DRACHMAN BUS BAY ON MEYER AVE 1085 S 10th Ave 85701

12:22-12:32 PM CHOLLA BUS BAY 2001 W Starr Pass Blvd 85713

12:38-12:48 PM MAXWELL BUS BAY ON ANKLAM RD 2802 W Anklam Rd 85745

12:54-1:04 PM TOLSON LOADING AREA ON GREASEWOOD RD 1000 S Greasewood Rd 85745

Route 6:

10:24-10:34 AM PUEBLO GARDENS BUS BAY ON MENOR SV 2210 E 33rd St 85713

10:38-10:48 AM CAVETT ES BUS BAY ON PINAL VISTA 2120 E Naco Vista 85713

10:54-11:04 AM HOLLADAY BUS BAY ON 33RD ST 1110 E 33rd St 85713

11:09-11:19 AM BORTON BUS BAY ON TYNDALL AVE 700 E 22nd St 85713

11:23-11:33 AM OCHOA BUS BAY ON 26TH ST 101 W 25th St 85713

11:37-11:47 AM MISSION VIEW BUS BAY ON 36TH ST 2600 S 8th Ave 85713

11:51-12:01 PM PUEBLO BUS BAY ON 12TH AV 3500 S 12th Ave 85713

12:04-12:14 PM CE ROSE BUS BAY ON W MICHIGAN ST 710 W Michigan Dr 85714

12:20-12:30 PM LA MARIPOSA PARK ON 3RD AV & AVIATION DR [NE] 301 E Aviation Dr 85714

12:34-12:44 PM MOUNTAIN AVE & MACARTHUR ST.- BRAVO PARK [SW] 4595 S Mountain Ave 85714

Route 7:

10:20-10:30 AM SAM HUGHES BUS BAY ON WILSON AVE 700 N Wilson Ave 85719

10:35-10:45 AM BLENMAN BUS BAY ON BENTLEY AV 1695 N Country Club Rd 85716

10:52-11:02 AM CRAGIN BUS BAY ON BLACKLIDGE DR 2945 N Tucson Blvd 85716

11:06-11:16 AM N PALO VERDE AV @ E BLACKLIDGE DR [NW]

11:20-11:30 AM DAVIDSON BUS BAY ON KLEINDALE RD 3950 E Paradise Falls Dr 85712

11:38-11:48 AM E FLOWER ST @ N WINSTEL BL [NE]

11:52-12:02 PM CATALINA BUS BAY ON DODGE BLVD 3645 E Pima St 85716

12:06-12:16 PM WRIGHT BUS BAY ON LINDEN ST 4311 E Linden St 85712

12:22-12:32 PM WHITMORE BUS BAY ON GLENN ST 5330 E Glenn St 85712

12:38-12:48 PM DODGE BUS BAY ON SAHUARA AV 5831 E Pima St 85712

12:55-1:05 PM UDALL PARK RECREATION CENTER [W] BY POOL 7200 E Tanque Verde Rd 85715

Route 8:

9:58-10:08 AM 1325 W SILVERLAKE RD(SILVERLAKE ESTATES) [E] STOP ON WEST SIDE OF OFFICE)

10:13-10:23 AM ORMSBY PARK ON S VERDUGO AVE [E] 899 W 24th St 85713

10:30-10:40 AM S ENCHANTED HILLS DR @ W MERLIN RD [N]

10:47-10:57 AM LYNN-URQUIDES BUS BAY OFF OF AJO WY 1573 W Ajo Way 85713

11:02-11:12 AM MCCORKLE BUS BAY ON VIA ENGRESSO 4455 S Mission Rd 85746

11:19-11:29 AM GRIJALVA BUS BAY ON DREXEL RD 1795 W Drexel Rd 85746

11:37-11:47 AM PISTOR BUS BAY ON ALASKA ST 5455 S Cardinal Ave 85746

11:52-12:02 PM W SAN PAULUS RD @ S HILDRETH AV [SW]

12:08-12:18 PM S HEADLEY RD @ W BELLAGIO DR [NW]

12:23-12:33 PM W ELVIRA ST @ S HEADLEY AV [N]

Route 9:

10:08-10:18 AM FRUCHTHENDLER BUS BAY ON CLOUD RD 7470 E Cloud Rd 85750

10:32-10:42 AM COLLIER BUS BAY OFF OF BEAR CANYON RD 3900 N Bear Canyon Rd 85749

10:49-10:59 AM SABINO BUS BAY OFF OF BOWES RD 5000 N Bowes Rd 85749

11:39-11:49 AM BORMAN 6630 Lightning Dr.

Roue 10:

10:08-10:18 AM S VEREDA OPALO @ W VEREDA DE LOS ARBOLES [NW]

10:25-10:35 AM MILLER BUS BAY ON CAMINO DE LA TIERRA 6951 S Camino de la Tierra 85746

10:41-10:51 AM MALDONADO BUS BAY ON MESSALA WY 3535 W Messala Way 85746

10:57-11:07 AM S CAMINO POTAM @ W TETAKUSIM RD [W]

11:09-11:19 AM W CALLE TETAKUSIM @ S CAMINO COCOIM [NE]

11:22-11:32 AM S VATGUE @ W NEOKAE [NW] SOUTH OF NEOKA

11:34-11:44 AM SIARI KUTA & SIARI KUTA @ PARK [N]

11:52-12:02 PM LAWRENCE BUS BAY ON JEFFREY RD 4850 W Jeffrey Rd 85746

12:06-12:16 PM W CASHIN DR @ W MOSSMAN RD [S]

12:20-12:30 PM CAMINO DE OESTE- NORTH OF VALENCIA [W]

12:40-12:50 PM WARREN BUS BAY ON GUNSIGHT LN 3505 W Milton Rd 85746

Route 11:

10:13-10:23 AM VALENCIA BUS BAY OFF OF IRVINGTON RD 4400 W Irvington Rd 85746

10:28-10:38 AM VESEY BUS BAY OFF OF BUTTS RD 5005 S Butts Rd 85757

10:49-10:59 AM W COPPER LEAF DR @ S LEMON TREE DR [SW]

11:02-11:12 AM S BRANDING IRON CI @ S SOUTH ARROW [N] PARK AREA

11:18-11:28 AM BRIGHTWATER WY EAST RAMADA AT PARK [N]

11:32-11:42 AM S IBERIA AV @ W JACKSON HOLE DR [E]

11:45-11:55 AM S EAGLES TALON PW @ W IMPERIAL EAGLE CT [E]

11:58-12:08 PM W GREEN FISHER LN & S CRANE DR @ PARK [W]

12:10-12:20 PM SONORAN RANCH COMMUNITY PARK ON GIULIANI AV [SW

12:26-12:36 PM S VAHALLA RD @ W HERMANS RD [W] 150 FT NORTH

12:45-12:55 PM W LONG CAST DR @ S STONE FLY DR [N] PARK

Route 12:

10:08-10:18 AM S SHERIDAN AVE SOUTH OF BOPP RD [W]

10:24-10:34 AM W ILLINOIS ST @ S CAMINO VERDE [NE]

10:37-10:47 AM S CAROL AV @ W ALBERT RD [SE]

10:56-11:06 AM S WOLF SPIDER WY @ S SPINEY LIZARD LN [NW]

11:09-11:19 AM W QUATTLEBAUM DR @ S RICHARDSON DR [NE]

11:22-11:32 AM S LEONARD AV @ W EDMOND ST [NW]

AMPHITHEATER SCHOOL DISTRICT:

Amphitheater School District is providing free grab-and-go meals for students to pick up and take home while schools are closed. There is no need to park your car! You can drive up or walk to the front of the school and one of our food service staff will hand you your meals. Pick up stations will be positioned directly in front of the school office at twelve (12) school locations and will stay open between 10:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. from March 23rd- March 27th, 2020 or until the end of school closures.
Please note:
· Any student under the age of 18 can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch meal

· Students are not required to attend the Amphitheater school district but must be present to pick up meals

· Meals will be offered Monday-Friday

· School closure menus will vary daily

Amphitheater School District is providing free grab-and-go meals for students to pick up and take home while schools are closed. Below is a list of schools with locations, dates and time meals will be available.

Amphitheater High School, 125 West Yavapai Road; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Amphitheater Middle School/LM Prince Elementary School, 315 East Prince Road; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 West Calle Concordia; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Coronado K-8 School, 3401 East Wilds Road; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Marion Donaldson Elementary School, 2040 West Omar Drive; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Frances Owen Holaway Elementary School, 3500 North Cherry Avenue; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Helen Keeling Elementary School, 2837 North Los Alto; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • La Cima Middle School, 5600 North La Canada Drive; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Mesa Verde Elementary School, 1661 W. Sage Street; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • EC Nash School, 515 West Kelso Street; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Rio Vista Elementary School, 1351 East Limberlost Drive; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Lulu Walker School, 1750 West Roller Coaster Rd; March 23 -March 27 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

MARANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT:

Knowing many Marana Unified School District (MUSD) families rely on school meals for their student, MUSD is providing free Grab & Go breakfast and lunch meals and Marana Cares Mobile service while schools are closed.

Starting Wednesday, March 25 through school closure, children may stop by any of MUSD’s ten elementary schools, Twin Peaks K-8, or Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 for a Grab & Go hot lunch and receive a breakfast meal for the following morning.

Monday – Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for Grab & Go Locations:

  • Butterfield Elementary School: 3400 W. Massingale Rd. Tucson, AZ 85741
  • Coyote Trail Elementary: 8000 N. Silverbell Rd. Tucson, AZ 85743
  • DeGrazia Elementary School: 5051 W. Overton Rd. Tucson, AZ 85742
  • Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8: 5650 W. Moore Rd. Marana, AZ 85658
  • Estes Elementary School: 11280 W. Grier Rd. Marana, AZ 85653
  • Gladden Farms Elementary School: 11745 W. Gladden Farms Drive Marana, AZ 85653
  • Ironwood Elementary: 3300 W. Freer Dr. Tucson, AZ 85742
  • Picture Rocks Elementary: 5875 N. Sanders Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
  • Quail Run Elementary: 4600 W. Cortaro Farms Rd., Tucson, AZ 85742
  • Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary: 8500 N. Continental Reserve Loop Tucson, AZ 85743
  • Roadrunner Elementary: 16651 W. Calle Carmella, Marana, AZ 85653
  • Twin Peaks K-8: 7995 W. Twin Peaks Rd. Tucson, AZ 85743

MUSD is expanding the grab-and-go locations starting April 9. There will be 14 bus routes making stops at 270 locations within areas of high population of children who normally receive meal benefits during the school year.

Students can still stop at one of the bus locations for a free lunch and breakfast for the following day. Meals are free to children 18 and under. Grab-and-go meals are offered Monday- Friday. There is no registration required.

FLOWING WELLS SCHOOL DISTRICT:

You can drive up or walk to the front of the school and one of our food service staff will hand you your meals.

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Please note:
- Any student 18 and under can pick up a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meal.
- Meals will be available free of charge for anyone 18 and under regardless of enrollment or free/reduced status.