Over 32,000 Grab and Go Meals Served to Community

"Grab and Go" meal pickup at OLHMS

“Grab and Go” meal pickup at OLHMS

To date, Oak Lawn-Hometown District 123 has served more than 32,000 meals to children ages 3-18 within the Oak Lawn and Hometown communities. The “Grab and Go” meal packages can be picked up on school days at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

All children who reside within our community including students from local high schools will have the availability of our “Grab and Go” meal package for the duration of the school closure.

“Words cannot express my continued pride and gratitude for what we have accomplished so far. I would like to personally thank our entire community for pulling together to care for one another. Additionally, we value each opportunity to work together and ensure that our children have access to high-quality learning opportunities throughout this unprecedented time,” said Superintendent Paul Enderle.

District 123 is also offering meals free from the 8 major allergens: peanut, tree nut, wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish, and shellfish. Families can simply request an allergen-free meal at pick-up.

Additionally, some “Grab & Go” packages will be Heat & Serve. These meals are offered pre-cooked and served cold with the purpose of them being heated prior to consuming. Those receiving these meals should make sure to heat the meal to a temperature of 165°F or higher in a proper container for your oven or microwave. All hot foods must be held at a temperature of 135°F or higher. Any remaining meals should be discarded within 5 days of receiving the Heat & Serve meal.

Meals can be picked up at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekdays throughout the upcoming school closures. You do not need to sign up in advance to pick up a meal at school. A staff member may write down the name of any student/family receiving a “Grab and Go” meal; however, no family will be charged for any meals received. To keep all of our families and staff members safe, we are asking that our meal pickups be contact-free. The details for how to pick up meals at OLHMS are listed below:

  • Drive into the main parking lot (North side of Building) (See Map)
  • Pull up to Door #1, located off of 99th St.
  • A staff member will walk the meals out to your car.
  • Please remain in your car and wait for someone to bring you the meals.
  • If you intend to walk to the school to pick up meals, please walk to the designated entrance (Door #1) and wait outside for a staff member to bring you meals.
  • “Grab and Go” Pickup Map

Please remember these plans may be amended as we continue to receive guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!

Allergen Information for Grab & Go Meal Bag