Food Services


CURBSIDE SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR NOV. 18-DEC. 28: See flyer below for changes to the curbside schedule through the end of December.

ONLINE SURVEY: Please take our curbside meal survey so we can better meet the needs of District 401 families during the time of COVID-19. Thank you for your responses!


Curbside flyer


Free Meal Pick-Ups for Remainder of School Year


Throughout the 2020-21 school year, Aramark and District 401 will provide free meals for everyone 18 and under.

Originally, free meal pick-ups were intended to last only through December 2020, but the curbside program has now been extended until the end of the school year. The final day of school for 2020-21 is June 9, 2021. The curbside program will continue through June 30, 2021.

Please note that during December 2020 food pick-ups will consist of seven-day meal packs. They will be distributed at Elmwood Park High School from 9 to 11 a.m. on the following dates:

► Wednesday, Dec. 2 — Door #4 (near the EPHS tennis courts)
► Wednesday, Dec. 9 — Door #4 (near the EPHS tennis courts)
► Wednesday, Dec. 16 — Door #4 (near the EPHS tennis courts)
► Monday, Dec. 21 — Door #4 (near the EPHS tennis courts)
► Monday, Dec. 28 — Door #4 (near the EPHS tennis courts)

There will be no other meal pick-ups during December. The curbside schedule for after winter break will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

No order form or student ID is required for free meal pick-up. As mentioned above, this will continue through the end of the school year.

Thanks for your continued support! To learn more about the curbside program, visit Aramark's SchoolDish website.


Food Service Home Delivery


We want everyone to have access to meals during this time. If circumstances prevent you from making it to the high school for food pick-ups, you may register for food delivery. To do so, please submit the following form:

Home Delivery Registration Form

The form is also available on the SchoolDish website under the "Curbside Ordering" tab.


Cost & Payment


This program is free throughout the 2020-21 school year for everyone 18 and under. No student ID is required.


Home Cooking Ideas & More


You might be wondering what you can do with some of the items that might be piling up as a last-resort snack. Hey, we get it! That’s why we have put together this sheet to give you some ideas on ways to reinvent your meals with our food items sent home weekly:

Aramark Home Cooking Ideas

To make the most out of your at-home meals, here are the how-tos of cooking our products in your own kitchens:

Aramark Home Cooking Instructions

We understand that some of these tools might not be available to you, so when possible we will provide alternative cooking methods.


USDA Guidelines


Finally, you might be wondering what exactly constitutes a meal under our curbside program. In a normal school year, District 401 operates under the National School Lunch Program. For our curbside service and home delivery, we are operating under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) guidelines:

What Makes a Meal?

This program allows us to serve all members of the community who are under 18 years of age. SFSP does not require the student be enrolled in District 401.


Aramark Video on Free Meal Pick-Ups


NOTE: This video was made in September 2020, when free meal pick-ups were originally intended to last until the end of December 2020. The program has now been extended for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.