Atlanta Public Schools is making free lunches available to students and issued the following announcement:
Emergency Food Distribution
APS has received approval to open more sites for distribution of emergency student meals and run some food routes using our buses. More information on this is coming soon. For now, beginning Monday, March 16, all children and families throughout the community can receive free-bagged meals at our five APS school sites (breakfast and lunch) Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the District closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Bunche Middle School – 1925 Niskey Lake Rd., SW
- Cleveland Avenue Elementary School – 2672 Old Hapeville Rd., SW
- Douglass High School – 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr., NW
- Phoenix Academy (formerly Alonzo Crim High School) – 256 Clifton St., SE
- Sylvan Hills Middle School – 1461 Sylvan Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
In addition, ready-to-eat meals are available through our partner, GOODR, at Hosea Williams Feed The Hungry at 4779 Mindy St., and at Loaves and Fishes at St. John the Wonderworker Parish at 543 Cherokee Ave. Further, GOODR will be at the five APS school sites with fresh produce for pick up as well.
Thanks to our partner, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, beginning March 23, all children and their families throughout the community can also receive shelf-stable groceries at the five APS food distribution sites. In addition, the Atlanta Community Food Bank has more than 50 sites for food distribution. (As a reminder, APS does not manage the hours or service at these food distribution sites. Contact the food distribution sites directly for information about their hours, service, and any other requirements for food. Click here to see the full list of food distribution sites).