Fulton County Schools expands food distribution program during school closures

Fulton County Schools expanded its food distribution program to 21 different school sites during closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fulton County Schools expanded its food distribution program to 21 different school sites during closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fulton County Schools expanded its food distribution program to 21 different school sites during closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fulton County Schools officials are leveraging the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Seamless Summer Option to serve meals during school closures, officials said at the March 19 board meeting.

Using this option will allow the district to expand to 21 food distribution sites beginning March 23. Meals are served free of charge to anyone age 18 years old and younger.

Initially, FCS officials launched the food distribution program March 16 for pickups on March 16, 18 and 20 at six schools. The district distributed 16,200 meals on March 16 and another 15,176 meals on March 18. Numbers were unavailable for the final distribution day as of publication March 20.

Distributions will occur again March 23, 25 and 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following schools:

  • Asa Hilliard, Brookview, College Park, Gullatt, Hamilton E. Holmes, Ison Springs, Esther Jackson, Lake Forest, Hapeville, Liberty Point, Mimosa and Vickery Mill elementary schools

  • Haynes Bridge, Holcomb Bridge, McNair and Sandy Springs middle schools

  • Banneker, Creekside, Langston Hughes, Tri-Cities and Westlake high schools

For additional resources during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, students and families can visit www.fultonschools.org/communityresources.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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