NewsPublic Affairs / April 9, 2020

Map: Here's Where Marion County Students Can Get Free Meals

Marion County schools now offer free breakfasts and lunches to students at specific locations. - WFYI

Marion County schools now offer free breakfasts and lunches to students at specific locations.

WFYI

Last Update: April 9 at 1 p.m.

More than 150,000 students in Marion County are out of school due to closures over the coronavirus. A majority of these students rely on free meals at their schools. In an effort to keep students healthy, schools districts and organizations throughout the city are offering free breakfasts and lunches to students at specific locations through May 1.

Indianapolis Public Schools has partnered with Gleaners Food Bank to provide one 17-pound box of food to families. The district will deliver packages to locations throughout the city on Mondays and Fridays.

IndyParks is also offering meals in various parks and other locations. Meal service runs Monday through Friday. Second Helpings is serving snacks to adults at some of these sites.

Indianapolis Public Schools compiled a list of community groups, food banks and other organizations offering meals and packaged food.

LOCATIONS If your organization wants to be included on this map, please send details to eweddle@wfyi.org or call (317) 614-0470 to leave a message

Note: This map is based on information from district websites and provided directly by organizations. Please confirm details have not changed by checking with a location's school district website. Other locations for free meals are also available in Marion County. This map does not include all free food services.


This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Indiana State Department of Health for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Contact WFYI education reporter Eric Weddle at eweddle@wfyi.org or call (317) 614-0470. Follow on Twitter: @ericweddle.

 

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