UPDATE AS OF APRIL 27: Starting on Monday, April 27, Porterville Unified School District will be switching its Meals at No Cost service to a once-a-week delivery on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Service is available for children ages 1-18. Sites will continue to have Drive Thru and Walk Up options. All meals will come complete with five breakfast and five lunch entrees, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milks. Meals are distributed for off-site heating and consumption.
Service will take place only at the following sites: Roche Avenue Elementary, Butterfield Charter School, Bartlett Middle, Pioneer Middle, Granite Hills High, Monache High, Porterville High, and Strathmore High, as well as the current rural routes (1, 2, 3, 6, 7).
For more information on the Meals at No Cost service and rural routes, go to portervilleschools.org.
Each child must be present in order to pick up a “Grab-N-Go” lunch and breakfast meal to eat at home.
Meals for students with special dietary needs are available at Student Nutrition Services located at 900 W. Pioneer Ave., between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday-Friday or contact them at 559-782-7062.
PUSD does not serve meals during holidays and service for the week of May 25 will take place on Tuesday, May 26..
Below are the locations and arrival times for the routes:
Route 1 (Yokohl Valley, Balch Park, Springville)
10:30 a.m. - Yokohl Valley Drive and Balch Park Road, Springville
11:00 a.m. - Springville Elementary, 35424 Ward Ave., Springville
11:30 a.m. - Cattle Drive and Mustang Drive
11:50 a.m. - River Island Country Club Parking Lot
Route 2 (Success Lake Area / Highway 190)
10:15 a.m. - Future Ready Lab, 31374 Success Valley Drive
10:35 a.m. - Success Market, 28420 Hwy 190
10:50 a.m. - Eagles Nest, 27798 Hwy 190
11:15 a.m. - 1168 E. Poplar – 11:15 a.m.
Route 3 (Richgrove / Ducor)
10:20 a.m. - 709 Rowland, Richgrove
11:00 a.m. - 5580 Road 234, Ducor
Route 6 (Poplar)
10:15 a.m. - Labor Camp, 16153 Road 192
10:45 a.m. - Poplar Water Tower
11:10 a.m. - Romo Furniture, 21058 Ave 152
Route 7 (Porterville)
11:00 a.m. - Prospect and Crystal, near Family Health Care Network office
11:30 a.m. - Poplar Ave. and S. Chase Terrace, 3 blocks west of Shell station
12:00 p.m. - Jaye Street and Springville Ave., Villa Robles Apartments.
For nutrition questions, please call Student Nutrition Services at 559-782-7062.
For information about outlying pickup locations, call the transportation department at 559-782-7092.