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Atlanta Public Schools to provide food for spring break on Saturday, go to once-a-week distribution after

The school system will still be providing breakfast and lunch meals but they will be distributing once a week.

ATLANTA — One of Georgia's largest school systems will be pausing its food distribution services for spring break and then coming back under a one-day-a-week setup for the remainder of the school year.

The announcement comes one day after Gov. Brian Kemp signed a statewide shelter-in-place executive order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Schools are also closed to students through the end of the school year; though, learning continues from home.

However, even during Spring Break, the school system intends to help with providing food ahead of time.

Atlanta Public Schools announced on Friday that it had arranged for families to pick up a weekly supply of shelf-stable groceries on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

These supplies will be available while supplies last from the following schools:

  • 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

Those who come for the supplies are advised to come prepared to transport four bags of heavy food items.

Spring break will continue from April 6 through April 10. And when from-home learning continues on the following Monday, the school system will offer lunches from a wider array of schools - but only on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Bunche Middle School – 1925 Niskey Lake Road, SW
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals and a bag of weekly groceries available along with bus delivery
  • Cleveland Avenue Elementary School – 2672 Old Hapeville Road, SW
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals and a bag of weekly groceries available along with bus delivery
  • Douglass High School - 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr., NW
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals and a bag of weekly groceries available along with bus delivery
  • Phoenix Academy (formerly Alonzo Crim High School) - 256 Clifton St., SE
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals and a bag of weekly groceries available along with bus delivery
  • Sylvan Hills Middle School - 1461 Sylvan Road, SW
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals and a bag of weekly grocery available along with bus delivery
  • Booker T. Washington High School - 45 Whitehouse Drive, SW
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals available along with bus delivery
  • Hope-Hill Elementary School - 112 Boulevard, NE
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals available along with bus delivery
  • King Middle School - 545 Hill Street, SE
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals available along with bus delivery
  • Thomasville Heights Elementary School - 1820 Henry Thomas Drive, SE
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals available along with bus delivery
  • Young Middle School - 3116 Benjamin E Mays Drive, SW
    Five student breakfast and lunch meals available along with bus delivery

APS bus delivery is available on the middle school bus routes in the following clusters:

  • Carver
  • Douglass
  • Jackson
  • Mays
  • South Atlanta
  • Therrell
  • Washington

Children don't have to be there to receive a meal in this case. Family's are encouraged to arrive at these locations for drive-thru service.

The Atlanta Community Food Bank also has more than 50 sites for food distribution according to Atlanta Public Schools, which doesn't manage them but shared a link to a full list with more information.

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