Local businesses help students with meals while out of school

While Florida's public schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic, the state's...
While Florida's public schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic, the state's agriculture department has activated its Summer BreakSpot website, where families can find free meals for kids under 18. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Mar. 15, 2020 at 2:28 PM CDT
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Several local businesses have said they want to help students who need meals while schools are closed.

Many schools have called off classes at the order of local health departments due to COVID-19.

Some student who are not in school often don’t get a meal, so these businesses say they will help:

Diner 24

2134 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka

- Free Snack Lunch
The Pennant

915 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka

- Starting a “Kids Eat Free” program through the end of March
- $1,000 to support Project Topeka and we will be donating $1 from every paid meal to Project Topeka
Dickey's Barbecue Pit

609 NW US Highway 24, Topeka

- Kids in the Topeka area Eat Free while they are out of school
Kansas Coffee & Ice Cream

428 N. Marshall St., Chapman

- Free breakfast and lunch for students
The Iron Rail

705 S. Kansas, Topeka

- Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal
Ladybird Diner

721 Massachusetts, Lawrence

- Free Sack Lunches
PT's at Wheatfield Village

2811 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka

- Free school lunch for any child under 18
Perkins Restaurant

1720 S.W. Wanamaker



- Offering 2 free kids meals with purchase of any adult meal.

Several schools have also said they will provide sack lunches for students during the extended breaks. Check with your local district for instructions.

If you know of a business who is providing help, please send a message to