Española dinner program

Española School District lunch ladies Yolanda Martinez (left), Norma Granados  and Lisa Pacheco work Oct. 31 to prepare and pack dinners for students enrolled in the 21st Century program at eight schools. The ladies prepare 523 dinners daily that are delivered to all eight schools.

The following is a list of “grab-and-go” meal pickup sites for students and parents collected from New Mexico Public Education Department data and information released by area school districts.

Starting Thursday (3/19), Española School District officials will deliver grab-and-go meals at the locations shown in the table below.

All children aged 18 and younger living in the District service area, regardless of where they go to school, can pick up the meals.

Parents and families are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the designated delivery time. Parents or responsible adults are encouraged, but not required, to accompany students to delivery stops.

Española Valley High School (Breakfast from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:45 a.m. to noon)

Abiquiú Elementary (Breakfast from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:45 a.m. to noon)

Dixon Elementary (Breakfast from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

For more information about meal site locations, contact Student Nutrition Director Patricia Romero at 367-3345.

Ohkay Owingeh

The Ohkay Owingeh Community School offered breakfast and lunch to all School and Head Start students on Tuesday and Wednesday (3/18). Starting Thursday (3/19), those students and their families are encouraged to take advantage of the Española School District meal service. 

Santa Clara Pueblo

The Kha’p’o Community School website states that staff would implement a food program for students. However, there were no details posted on the site as of Tuesday morning.

Chama

Chama Valley School District students and parents can pick up breakfast and lunch at these locations:

U.S. Highway 84 Nutrias turnoff (11:15 a.m.)

In Brazos/Los Ojos, at the 512 mailboxes (11:30 a.m.)

Cebolla Community Center (11:30 a.m.)

Chama Elementary Cafeteria (11:30 a.m.)

Escalante High School (11:30 a.m.)

Tierra Amarilla Elementary (11:30 a.m.)

Rutheron Store (11:30 a.m.)

Canjilon Community Center (noon)

Family Dollar Lumberton (noon)

In El Vado, at the turnoff to the state park (noon)

Mesa Vista

Mesa Vista School District students and parents can pick up breakfast and lunch at these locations:

El Rito Elementary (10 to 11 a.m.)

Ojo Caliente Cafeteria (8 a.m. to noon)

Mesa Vista School District Central Office (noon to 2 p.m.)

Monday through Thursday, Mesa Vista School District bus drivers will run the normal Ojo Caliente bus route starting at 8 a.m. Students can expect to hear the bus honk, and they can come out and grab breakfast and lunch.

Mesa Vista bus drivers will run their El Rito area route with the first drop off at the CC camp at 9 a.m. The bus will proceed to the Cañon Route at 9:20 a.m., then the Placitas Route.

Meal drop-off will be two hours behind normal school pickup. The bus normally leaves at 6 a.m. but will now leave at 8 a.m. For example, if a student normally gets picked up at 7 a.m., the meals will arrive at around 9 a.m. 

Dulce

Grab-and-go-meals will be available at Dulce Middle School for the next two weeks. They will not be available during spring break from March 30 to April 3. For more information, call Christina Martinez at 575-759-2932.

Jemez Valley

Jemez Valley School District bus drivers will deliver breakfast and lunch to bus stops through March 25 between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

To opt out, leave a message on the cafeteria phone at 505-842-0902 ext. 327 or 575-834-7391 ext. 318.

The District food pantry opened at 10 a.m., Wednesday (3/18) to distribute food while supplies last.

Peñasco

Any children aged 18 or younger can pick up breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday at these locations through April 3:

Peñasco School Cafeteria (10 a.m. to noon)

Chamisal Fire Station (10 a.m. to noon)

Picuris Pueblo (10 a.m. to noon)

Ojo Sarco Community Center (10 a.m. to noon)

Casitas Playground (10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.)

For more information, contact Shiela Rodriguez at 575-587-2502 ext. 2107 or srodriguez@penascoisd.com.

For a map of all meal pickup sites across New Mexico, visit chrislkeller.com/new-mexico-grab-and-go-meal-pickups-for-parents/.

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