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Update: More Than Four Million Free Meals Have Been Served by Lausd Since Closures, Which Is Staggering

8:00 PM PDT on March 16, 2020

Taco has confirmed that starting Wednesday, 60 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be serving free meals to students from the hours of 7 to 10 AM.  

The news comes on the first day that all students in the district have been asked to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The meals will be available via “Grab & Go Food Centers” at the following schools. The details are being sorted out but our source at LAUSD confirms that there will either be a curbside pickup option or there will be signs posted around the school informing where to pick up the food in-person. 

More than 8,500 students in LAUSD are in the foster care system. Another 19,000 are homeless. 80 percent of students that attend LAUSD qualify for free or reduced-cost meals. In a district, that is made up of 650,000 students (more than 700,000 if you include charter schools and pre-school), this access to food may mean the difference between someone having at least one full hot meal a day or not. 

For now, only breakfast will be served, but the school may implement a second meal slot soon. Check their website for more updates. 

Here is the complete list of schools that will be providing free food for students.

Update on April 3, 2020: 

A recent report from LAUSD has revealed that more than four million meals have been served to students since the closure of the district on March 18. “In the success is a warning sign,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “The need in our community is large and growing as the coronavirus impacts the families we serve, many of whom were struggling to get by before the recent, unprecedented layoffs began to be felt. We are providing help where it is needed.”

For the full report, visit LAUSD's report available on their website


Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School

John Liechty Middle School

Manual Arts Sr High School

Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools

Sotomayor Arts and Sciences Magnet

Los Angeles Academy Middle School

Luther Burbank Middle School

Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy


Berendo Middle School

Santee Education Complex


James A. Garfield High School

Gage Middle School

Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

Bell High School

Hollenbeck Middle School

South Gate High School

Abraham Lincoln High School

South East High School

Linda Esperanza Marquez High School

Mendez High School


East Valley High School

Robert Fulton College Preparatory School

San Fernando Senior High School

Byrd Middle School

Verdugo Hills High School

Van Nuys High School

Maclay Middle School

Roy Romer Middle School

Panorama High School


John A. Sutter Middle School

Chatsworth Charter High School

George K. Porter Middle School

Sepulveda Middle School

Mulholland Middle School

Columbus Middle School

John F. Kennedy High School


Samuel Gompers Middle School

Curtiss Middle School

Fremont High School

Peary Middle School

Narbonne High School

Edison Middle School


Phineas Banning Senior High School

Dymally High School

Markham Middle School

Stephen M White Middle School

Rancho Dominguez Preparatory


Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School

Washington Preparatory High School

Palms Middle School

Bernstein High School

Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School

John Muir Middle School

Marina Del Rey Middle School

University High School Charter

Fairfax High School

Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School

Audubon Middle School

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