Update to the Emergency Food Program:  Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 --

Beginning Monday, March 30, the Emergency Food Program will move to a twice-weekly schedule of grab and go at Harding and Roosevelt as well as for deliveries.

Monday – Meals for Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday – Meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

The program will continue to be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Deliveries will also be changed to a drop and knock system. Bags will be left at the door. Delivery staff will knock and leave (not waiting for an answer).

(Initial announcement) 

The Mason City Community School District will be implementing an emergency food program starting Tuesday, March 17.  A curbside lunch pick up with your child ages 1-18 will be available at Roosevelt Elementary and Harding Elementary from 11:00 am-1:00 pm daily.  Parents do not need to be present if students are able to pick up the food items themselves. This free meal and snack is being provided for all children 18 and under living in Mason City. Our plan is to provide this service Monday through Friday while school is not in session.  We will continue to monitor and assess this need as we respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

If delivery is needed please contact Sarah Mariner, Food Service Supervisor, at 641-421-4501. We will continue to evaluate and consider expansion of service locations as needed.

What to know:

  • Food is to be taken and eaten off of school grounds at the time of pick up.
  • Staff will not be available to interact or answer questions during this time.
  • Students and parents are not allowed inside the building during this time to honor the need for social distancing.
  • At this time, due to federal mandates, each individual receiving a meal needs to be present for pick up.

Pick up Time - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pick up Locations - Roosevelt Elementary and Harding Elementary