School Feeding Sites

During the closure of our schools, the students from the Diocese of Alexandria Catholic Schools are eligible to receive meals (breakfast and lunch). Below are the feeding sites in Avoyelles, Natchitoches, and Rapides Parish.  This information is subject to change.  Please visit each of these school’s social media pages for any changes and new or updated information.  For more information, please call Janet Burgess, Child Nutrition Supervisor at 318-445-6424 ext. 234.

Avoyelles Parish School Board

We want to make sure that our students are taken care of nutritionally through these trying times which have caused the closing of our schools. We are pleased to announce that we will be providing all children 18 and under breakfast and lunch at no charge for the duration of the closure.

Breakfast and Lunch will be given simultaneously between 10:30 and 12:00 Tuesday-Friday

This will be “grab and go” only (students are not allowed in our facilities during the closure, per Governor’s orders).  We will have drive-through lines open at the 7 locations that will be providing these meals.

The 7 locations providing meals will be:

Avoyelles High
Bunkie High
Cottonport Elementary
Lafargue Elementary
Marksville Elementary
Plaucheville Elementary
Riverside Elementary

Children must be present in the vehicle to be served.

Remember, this is for all students- even if they are not in our school system- under the age of 18.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Natchitoches Parish School Board

School Board sets up Feeding Program while students are out of school:

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 any child who is 18 years of age or younger will be able to pick up breakfast between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 am. Lunch will be offered between 11:00 am and 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday at ten schools. Staff will be available during these times at the front of each school to provide meals to go.

Parents can simply drive through for pick-up or children can walk to the feeding site; however, children must be present to receive the meals. They do not have to be a student at the school to receive breakfast or lunch.

The following sites will serve breakfast and lunch Monday, March 16, 2020 -Friday, April 9, 2020:

East Natchitoches

Feel free to contact us at 318-352-2358.

Rapides Parish School Board

The following sites will be open Tuesday, March 17, and continue to be open every Monday-Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. until further notice:

Acadian Elementary

Buckeye High School

Julius Patrick



Alexandria Middle

Carter C. Raymond

Lessie Moore

Oak Hill

Ruby Wise

Alma Redwine

Cherokee Elementary

Martin Park Elementary

Peabody High School

Tioga High School

Ball Elementary

Forest Hill

Mary Goff


Bolton High Scholl


Nachman Elementary

Pineville Elementary


J.I. Barron

North Bayou


  • Both breakfast and lunch will be served at the same time (2 meals)
  • Food will be distributed in to-go containers without anyone having to enter buildings
  • All students 18 or younger are eligible for free meals
  • It does not matter which school you attend, go to the closest feeding center
  • If someone has an issue reaching a feeding location, please call 442-0910.