IDEA Meals to Go

Here at IDEA, we believe eating well and exercise lead to healthy college ready students.

OUR PROGRAM

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FREE Bundle

We are thrilled to announce that any family can pick up a Free IDEA meal bundle for the scholars in their home.  

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Nutritious Meals

We believe children need strong minds and strong bodies in order to do their best each day—and that starts with proper nutrition.  

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Quick Pick Up

We understand that parents are busy, so IDEA wants to give families one less thing to worry about during the pandemic by providing free meals for all students. 

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Team & Family

It is more important than ever to support frontline workers in your community who need your support. They provide valuable service for your children year-round. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEAL PICK UP

  • An IDEA meal bundle contains a breakfast, lunch and supper packaged in a convenient to-go container. Our meal bundles contain the same nutritious and tasty meals that we serve each day in our cafeteria. Meal bundles are available every school day, Monday through Friday.
  • Any member of the community that is 18-years-old or younger, including children who are not IDEA students, qualify for free meal bundles. 
  • Simply drive up with your student in the car OR if your child is not present, show a form of identification for your student (like a student ID or birth certificate) to receive meal bundles with minimal contact to ensure health and safety. 
  • IDEA Public Schools has strict safety guidelines in place including health screenings for all staff and students, social distancing, mask-wearing at all times, and frequent handwashing.
  • As an extra precaution to help avoid the transmission of COVID-19 through surface contact, we implement frequent washing and sanitizing of all food contact surfaces and utensils in our cafeterias. 
  • In addition to our health and safety protocols, we follow CDC guidance. The CDC has stated that there is no evidence that the virus spreads to people through food.
  • IDEA staff has undergone health and safety training throughout the summer to ensure they are following all health and safety protocols as recommended by local and state health authorities and the CDC.
  • All IDEA Child Nutrition staff are certified in food safety.

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      Our Student Application is now Open!

      We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.