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Meal Program Information

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To ensure our communities have access to healthy breakfast and lunch during these challenging times, KIPP SoCal has opened 15 Grab-&-Go meal distribution sites where you can pick up meals for all of the children in your household. For your safety, social distancing will be maintained.

Grab-&-Go Meals For Children

Our Grab-&-Go meal distribution sites are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-11am (or until meal supplies last).
  • Visit ANY of the KIPP SoCal sites to receive meals.
  • Sites will only be distributing meals 2x per week and we will provide multiple days worth of meals for each child. View distribution schedule here.
  • Drive-thru/walk-up distribution available of pre-packaged, shelf-stable meals.
  • Meals are FREE for ALL children. Each child (18 years & younger) will receive one breakfast and one lunch for each day.
  • Meals are for pick up only. They cannot be consumed on site.

Safety First 

In order to maintain the health and safety of all team members and visitors during meal distribution, we are following guidelines from public health experts and government partners who have called for increased social distancing measures. Please help us by practicing the following:
  • For your safety, please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m. at any of the Grab-&-Go sites 
  • Please wear protective face covering for your safety and the safety of others.
  • Use drive-thru if available. This limits all physical contact and exposure to others. If utilizing one of our drive-thrus, please be prepared to open your trunk for our team members to place meals in.
  • Stand at least 6 feet apart from other people at all times. For those walking to pick up meals, please follow staff’s instructions in regards to forming a line and distancing from others.  
  • No high-fiving, hugging, fist bumping, etc. Offer a smile and a friendly wave instead!
  • Meals are for pick up only. Please exit the school site immediately after picking up your meals. Meals may not be consumed onsite. 
  • Do not visit a school site if you or anyone in your household is a) traveled out of the country in the last 14 days, b) had contact with anyone who has tested positive for (or is being monitored for) COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or c) had any symptoms of respiratory illness (fever greater than 100 degrees F, difficulty breathing, cough), even if mild symptoms, in the last 14 days.

Additional Food Resources 

As there are many unknowns during this period of school closure, we are prepared to adjust our operations and adapt to changes as they arise, including adding or changing serving locations if needed.

KIPP SoCal Grab and Go Meal Distribution Sites  

View bilingual instructions here. 


Walk-up & Drive-thru instructions

KIPP Academy of Innovation 4240 E. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023 Walk-Up Only: Entrance on Olympic Blvd., table meal service set up in the doorway of main office. Social distancing will be maintained.
KIPP Comienza Community Prep Lower School 7300 Roseberry Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

Drive-Thru: Enter through gate on Roseberry Avenue (same as valet entrance). 

Walk-Up: Meal distributions set up at entrance on Marbirsa Avenue. Social distancing will be maintained.

KIPP Corazón Academy


9325 Long Beach Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280

Drive-Thru: Enter through gate on Illinois Ave. and exit right onto Long Beach Blvd.

Walk-Up: Entrance on Long Beach Blvd. and exit on Illinois Ave. Social distancing will be maintained

KIPP Empower Academy 8466 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90003

Drive-Thru: Enter service line on 83rd St., make right on Flower St., enter back cul-de-sac gate to meal pick up line and exit by making left turn on 84th Place.

Walk-Up: Line up on gray fence on Figueroa St. Social distancing will be maintained.

KIPP Philosophers Academy 8300 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001 Walk-Up Only: Meal distribution will be set up inside campus. Big gate on Central Ave. will be labeled with sign for families to walk up and grab and go. Social distancing will be maintained.
KIPP Promesa Preparatory 207 S. Dacotah St, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Drive-Thru: Meal distribution set up off Dacotah St. (same as dismissal valet). Cars are instructed to line up on 2nd St., turn left onto Dacotah St., and  pull up 2 at a time by table setup on the sidewalk (by Ops team).

Walk-Up: Meal distribution set up off Dacotah St., table setup on sidewalk (by Ops team). Social distancing will be maintained.

KIPP Raíces Academy 668 S. Atlantic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Drive-Thru: Entrance thru playground gate on Atlantic Blvd. to pick up meals. Cars line up begins on North on Atlantic, wrap around to Hubbard St. Set up in front of Hall of X (bet. spider web & slide). 

Walk-Up: Set up in lobby of main office (650 S. Atlantic Blvd.). Social distancing will be maintained.

KIPP Pueblo Unido 3759 E. 57th St, Maywood, CA 90270

Drive-Thru: Drive up to serving area at parking lot gate on the corner of Carmelita and 56th St. (North side of campus at usual patio/meal area). Meal distribution in patio/meal area. Do not exit your car, and open trunk for meal delivery if possible.

Walk-Up: Enter serving area from parking lot gate on the corner of Carmelita and 56th St.(North side of campus at usual patio/meal area). Meal distribution in patio/meal area. Social distancing will be maintained.

KIPP Sol Academy 4800 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Drive-Thru: Enter via parking gate on Mednik Ave., stop in front of cafe, wait for staff member to place requested meals on table located right on the lane.

Walk-Up: Enter via parking gate on Mednik Ave., and stay on right lane, walk up to Cafe, staff member will place meals on table to pick up. Social distancing will be maintained.

KIPP Vida Preparatory 4410 S. Budlong Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Drive-Thru: Enter through alley entrance on Budlong Ave. (same as morning valet).

Walk-Up: Line up along Vernon Ave., meal distribution set up at the exterior entrance to the cafeteria (only school entrance/exit on Vernon). Social distancing will be maintained.




Question or Concern?

Student, Team & Family safety is our top priority. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.

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Additional Resources

There is a lot of information circulating about COVID-19. Here are a few links that provide accurate information:

Addressing Children’s Questions Regarding Coronavirus