Will the district offer meals to students while schools are closed?
JP Schools is partnering with the Three O’Clock Project to offer meals to children while schools are closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
The district’s 13 Grab & Go sites are normally open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Children receive breakfast and lunch for that day and the following day on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Fridays, children receive breakfast and lunch.
The 13 Grab & Go sites are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The locations are:
- Bissonet Plaza Elementary: 6818 Kawanee Drive in Metairie
- Emmett Gilbert School: 435 S. Jamie Blvd. in Westwego
- Fisher: 2529 Jean Lafitte Blvd. in Lafitte
- Gretna Middle: 910 Gretna Blvd. in Gretna
- Hazel Park Elementary: 8809 Jefferson Hwy. in River Ridge
- Marie Riviere Elementary: 1564 Lake Ave. in Metairie
- Marrero Middle: 4100 7th Street in Marrero
- Meisler Middle: 3700 Cleary Ave. in Metairie
- Riverdale High: 240 Riverdale Drive in Jefferson
- Terrytown Elementary: 550 E. Forest Lawn Drive in Terrytown
- Truman School: 5417 Ehret Road in Marrero
- Woods Elementary: 1037 31st Street in Kenner
- Worley Middle: 801 Spartans Drive in Westwego
For more information, visit jpschools.org/GrabAndGo.
The Three O'Clock Project is also partnering with Ochner Eat Fit to ensure the student meals are healthy and meet their standards.
Meals will be offered to any child age 18 and under or special needs students age 21 and under regardless of whether they are a JP Schools student.
Eighty-two percent of the families in JP Schools are economically disadvantaged.
Three O’Clock Project (TOP) is a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to provide healthy meals and nutrition education for at-risk students after school.
Meals will be provided to all children age 18 and under without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Jefferson Parish Schools is an equal opportunity provider.