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Ephrata School District Announces Expanded Free Summer Food Service

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The Ephrata School District is expanding this year’s summer meal service to offer both on-site and grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children this summer. On-site meals will be available Monday through Thursday at Ephrata High School and Columbia Ridge Elementary. Grab and go boxes will be available for pick-up twice a week at Ephrata Middle School and will feed children breakfast and lunch for seven days. 

Funding for the on-site and grab-and-go meals comes entirely from the United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program. This federally funded, state administered program reimburses program operators, like the Ephrata School District, who serve no-cost, healthy meals and snacks to children and teens. 

The Summer Food Service Program will begin on Monday, June 17 and continue through Thursday, July 25. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Ephrata High School and Columbia Ridge Elementary to children 18 years and younger. The program will be closed for distribution on June 19, July 4 and July 5. Food Service locations and schedules are as follows:

Ephrata High School On-Site Meals: 333 4th Ave NW, Ephrata WA

Date:                 June 17 to July 25
Breakfast:         8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Lunch:              11:15 to 12:30 p.m.

Columbia Ridge Elementary On-Site Meals: 60 H Street SE, Ephrata WA

Date:                 June 17 to July 25
Breakfast:         8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Lunch:              11:15 to 12:30 p.m.

The Summer Food Service Program offered at these two facilities are required to be consumed on-site. 

Grab-and-go meals will be distributed through a drive through line at Ephrata Middle School on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This program will follow the same calendar as the on-site meal service. Monday meal boxes will feed children for three days and Thursday boxes will feed children for four days. Parents must complete a sign-in sheet before taking delivery of the food. Children do not need to be present for meal pick-up.

Ephrata Middle School Grab-and-Go Meals: 384 A Street SE, Ephrata WA
Date:                 June 20 to July 25
Grab-and-go:   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

On-site and grab-and-go meals are free to all children ages 18 years and younger, regardless of family income level.


About Ephrata Schools:
Since 1909, Ephrata Schools have provided a quality public education to all students, regardless of ability, race, wealth, language, religion or country of origin. At Ephrata Schools, we exist for kids and learning. We are deeply committed to every child's journey and work hard to ensure that every student graduates ready for career and life. For more information about the Ephrata School District, please visit

About Ephrata School District’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992 . Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.