School district offers food distribution info for Muskie families, community

The Muscatine Community School District has released the following list of food distribution available to the community:

Elementary Families: Bags of Blessings

On Thursdays, Bags of Blessings will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who have elementary-aged students until we run out of bags at each site.  We will distribute bags from Jefferson, Franklin from 11-11:30 and the School District Board Office from 11 a.m. to Noon. Distribution times will follow lunch distribution time. 

Middle School and High School Families: Locker Bags

Locker Bags will be distributed to middle school and high school students on Thursdays at the District Board Office from 11 a.m. to Noon.  We will follow the policy such that the first 50 who are in need of bags and are the first to arrive will be served until bags run out for the day.  

River Bend Mobile Food Pantry: Families with Students in MCSD

Families with students in the School District: The River Bend Mobile Food Pantry will distribute on Tuesday, April 14th and April 28th (twice per month!) from 4:30 to 6:00 at the Board Office.  We are starting a new distribution policy.  All people will remain in their cars and drive up to the Board Office canopy.  You will need to pop your trunk and we will load a box of prepacked food.  If your trunk does not open, then you will need to continue to drive under the canopy and pull around to the side of the building. Once on the side of the building, you will need to exit your car and load a prepackaged box into your vehicle.  

MCSD Breakfast and Lunch Grab-n-Go Sites and Times for children 18 years and younger – children are not required to be present. Parents or caregivers can pick up meals for children.
Elementary School Grab & Go Meal Sites – 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Franklin: packaged meals will be handed out at the main office entryway.
Madison: packaged meals will be handed out at the Letter D entryway.
Jefferson: packaged meals will be handed out from the main doors. We will use the entryway, only. Kids will come in one door & out another. In & out signs will be posted.

NON – School Grab & Go Meal Sites –  Times Vary for Each Location
Cedar Hills Apartments*: 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot. *new location added!
Cedar Park Apartments: Noon – 12:30 p.m. packaged meals will be handed out near their OLD office.
M & W Mobile Home Park: 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. packaged meals handed out near the mailboxes. Listen for the honking van to come and get your meals at the mailboxes!
Ripley’s Mobile Home Park: Noon – 12:30 p.m. packaged meals handed out near their office.
Salvation Army: Noon – 12:30 p.m. packaged meals handed out from their main doors.

Drive-Up Grab & Go Meal Site – 11 a.m. – Noon
MCSD Administration Center at 2900 Mulberry: Parents or caregivers may drive up to the building under the carport & packaged meals will be handed out for the # of children requested. (Children do not need to be present.)

Food distribution for the community, including individuals and families:

Salvation Army  563-263-8272 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 – 3 p.m.

1000 Oregon St. Muscatine Families can receive food every 2 weeks ID and proof of residency is needed (utility bill)  

Pearl City Outreach 563-263-5430 Monday-Friday Free Breakfast and Dinner 

509 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine Breakfast served at 9 AM Dinner Served at

4:30 p.m. 

Meals are Pick Up only Families can also call for food baskets. 

MCSA Food Pantry 563-264-3278 Tuesday and Thursdays 10 AM-12:00 PM

312 Iowa Avenue 

Emergency Resources with Community Action  563-324-3236  

Riverbend Mobile Food Pantry Tuesday, April 14th, and 28th Food Boxes

2900 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine for the 1st 250 Families 1 box per household  

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