Don’t miss a meal: Local schools provide free meals for students during COVID-19 closures

With our local Cortland County school districts closed until the middle of April, families may be concerned about how their kids will be fed without the school system. However, all Cortland County school districts (Cortland, Cincinnatus, Homer, Marathon, and McGraw) have established their own food systems for students to obtain breakfast and lunch during school days (Monday through Friday). The programs began today!

Some schools are using pick-up locations, while others are delivering their meals to each of their students’ homes. 


The Cortland Enlarged City School District is now providing breakfast and lunch pick up locations from 11am - 1pm. 

These locations include: 

(Photo from Cortland Enlarged City School District Facebook Page)

Families can make arrangements for meals if they are unable to pick them up by contacting [email protected].


The Homer Central School District is having free meal distributions every morning from 7am - 10am until April 13th, 2020. 

Homer is now providing meals in five different locations. 

(Photo from Homer Central School Facebook Page).


According to the Cincinnatus Central School District website, the district will be utilizing buses and drivers to deliver food to every student that attends Cincinnatus. Each day the school will deliver lunch and the next morning’s breakfast. 

Aides will bring food to the front door of students’ homes. If you are able, you may also go to the bus and pick up your food at the steps of the bus. 

If you are not receiving food at your residence, please contact Mrs. Hummel at [email protected] or call (607)-863-3200 option 3. 


According to a press release from Marathon Central School District, the school will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students. 

The school will utilize a drive up system and their transportation department to deliver educational materials and food to students’ homes. In order to coordinate the school’s efforts, parents are asked to call the main office at (607) 849-3252 to indicate if they plan to pick up the free breakfast and lunches at the high school drive up or if they would like meals delivered to their residence. 


According to the McGraw Central School District, all children living or visiting McGraw School District boundaries under the age of 18 will have access to free breakfast and lunch. 

All students are welcomed to pick up meals directly at the High School cafeteria between 10am and 12pm. The district is also offering home deliveries for all students on bus routes. 

The school requests that if you feel ill, to arrange for delivery only. 

For more information and or concerns, call the Jr/Sr high school at (607)-836-3601.