ITHACA, N.Y. –– Ithaca City School District announced this week that they will be shifting their meal program to a grab and go pick-up service in order to continue providing food to those in need through the summer months. 

This comes after ICSD moved to delivery only in March to prevent a rise in COVID-19 cases. The free and reduced-price meals will be available in certain locations and are open to all students.  

The locations meals can be picked up are Caroline Elementary at 2439 Slaterville Road, Enfield Elementary at 20 Enfield Main Road, Beverly J. Martin Elementary at 302 West Buffalo Street, West Village Apartments at 150 West Village Place, Northside Community Center at 635 Hancock Street, and DeWitt Middle School at 560 Warren Road. 

The service will run from July 13 through August 14 and pick-up will be between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, according to the ICSD website

The last day of the meal delivery program is June 25, and students and families can order free meals to their homes through the online delivery form. If there is no access to the internet, ICSD asks for people to call the 24/7 call center at 2-1-1. The families are urged to submit the form at least 24 hours in advance and only need to complete one per week. ICSD strongly reminds people to not to meet the delivery person at the door as all deliveries are meant to be contactless. 

Weekly menus are available on the ICSD website and Ithaca School Food Facebook page. 

If you have any questions, please call (607) 274-2302, email beth.krause@icsd.k12.ny.us or icsdcommunications@icsd.k12.ny.us, or use the Let’sTalk! portal.