Free Meals for Kids

VCS School Nutrition will be providing families with an opportunity to obtain two free grab-and-go meals per child daily for children ages 18 and under. This program is an essential service and families are allowed to leave home to participate.

These meals will be available at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Monday through Friday, from 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. 

Meal Pick Up Procedure:

  • Use south parking lot between Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary. 1600 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • According to federal guidelines, children must be present to receive the meals. 

  • Parents  and children must remain in the vehicle.

  • Staff will distribute two meals per child drive-through style.
Families who cannot get to meal distribution at TJMS are encouraged to reach out to our Director of Social Emotional Learning Erin Hawkins to make other arrangements. She can be reached at or (219)531-3070 ext. 5306.