Dr. Glenn Maleyko

Times changing for Thursday food distributions at high schools

Women load milk and food into a mini van at Fordson High School in June 2021.

Shared from the Communications Department

Dearborn Public Schools is adjusting the distribution time for our free student meal distribution program over the summer.

Distributions at our three traditional high schools – Dearborn High, Fordson and Edsel Ford –  will now be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday.  Families can still opt to pick up either a week pack for most students or a three-day food pack if their child is attending and getting meals through our Summer Academic and Enrichment Program.

Salina Intermediate will also distribute food on Thursdays as part of the summer meal program, but only three-day packs will be available at that location.  Times for the Salina distribution site will continue to be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. each Thursday.

Summer food distribution continues through Aug. 12. 

Food distribution is available for any student or child under 18 years of age. No ID is required, and the student does not need to attend that building or come with the adult picking up the food.

Dearborn Public Schools starts the new school year on Aug. 30 and currently plans to have students back in school for full days every day. That means once the new school year starts most kindergarten through 12th grade students will be able to receive breakfast and lunch at school.  At that time, the district will discontinue its broad free weekly meal distribution program.

Dearborn Schools offers free lunch and breakfast to all its students through the Community Eligibility Provision under the National School Lunch Program.

Dearborn Public Schools began distributing free student meals just days after the pandemic forced schools to close in March 2020. Since then, the district has distributed more than 4 million free meals for students.