In response to Michigan’s COVID-19 school closure, Eastpointe Community Schools (ECS), in partnership with its food service employees (AFSCME - Local 120), has developed the following plan to continue food service to ECS students.
Starting Monday, October 12, Eastpointe Community Schools will be making changes to our student meal distribution process. Face-to-face students will take lunches home from school each day and also receive weekend lunches on Fridays. These meals may contain items that need to be refrigerated, such as milk.
Students who are not attending face-to-face classes can continue to pick up meals using a "drive-through" and "walk-up" model on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Crescentwood Elementary and Eastpointe Middle School from 1 to 3 p.m. and Eastpointe High School from 1 to 6 p.m.
Meals will be available to all children 18 and younger, Under 26 with special needs. Please let the staff know if your children are going to school face to face, virtual or not enrolled. Food amounts will be on a per-child basis.
Parents and guardians can pick up meals without children present, and meals can be picked up from any location regardless of which building the student attends.
We will be continuing to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed to meet the demand and nutritional needs of our students.
If you are having issues accessing food distribution sites, please fill out this form and an ECS staff member will be in touch soon.
Families who need help accessing their Pandemic EBT benefits for emergency food needs should call the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services hotline at 1-833-905-0028.
For more information about the P-EBT program, please click here.
At this time, we are not in need of volunteers to assist with the food distribution. However, we have assembled a team to coordinate volunteers for continuity of food service and other essential district operations. To put your name on the volunteer list please submit your information at this link: Volunteer Survey