Hunger Relief Programs for Your Local School System

Even though the Y is closed, our staff are hard at work finding ways to serve our community and share important resources with you! Hunger relief efforts are vital right now for families who rely on school meals. We have compiled a list of all school system programs working to provide meals for students at this time.

Atlanta Public Schools
All APS students can now receive daily free-bagged meals (breakfast and lunch) at five school sites that will be open for food distribution Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn more.

Cherokee County School District
CCSD School Nutrition staff will distribute to-go bags of food through drive-through stations set up from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 23, 2020 in the parking lot or bus lanes of the schools or communities indicated.  These bags will contain a week of breakfasts and lunches for a child.  A child, infant to age 18, must be present in order for a bag to be provided. Children who do not attend one of the schools noted can go to the site closest to their home. Learn more.

Cobb County Schools
MUST Ministries will be serving Cobb students food in over 30 food pantry locations throughout Cobb and need help preparing food boxes and distributing food to students. Learn more.

City Schools of Decatur
The Nutrition Department will provide all students the option to pick up two meals a day from Decatur High School beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. These meals will be a cold breakfast and shelf-stable lunch. The program is open to all City Schools of Decatur students. Meals will be available for pickup daily 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Learn more.

DeKalb County School District
All DeKalb County students can receive a free bagged lunch daily, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the schools listed. In addition, DCSD’s partner, DeKalb County government, will provide snacks to students between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the listed recreation centers. DCSD has also partnered with Atlanta Community Food Bank, which will distribute food once a week beginning March 23, 2020 at some of DCSD feeding sites. Learn more.

Forsyth County Schools
Now through Friday, March 20, 2020, Forsyth County Schools will be offering free meal pick-up service for all students on the campuses of Sawnee ES and Whitlow ES from 12 – 1 p.m. This is open to all public and private school students in Forsyth County, pre-school to age 18 (21 for special needs students).  Students must be present with an adult during pick up. Learn more.

Fulton County Schools
Fulton County Schools Nutrition program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up meals for the children in their family, at six school sites throughout the district.
Learn more.

Gwinnett County Public Schools
Gwinnett County Public Schools will provide lunch for anyone 18 or younger at 68 school sites in the district. The student must be present to receive the meal. These 68 sites will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for meal pick-up. In addition, GCPS school buses will make lunches available for pick up at bus stops near the 68 sites. Information about estimated delivery times at these bus stops will be shared on the GCPS website. Learn more.

Marietta City Schools
Marietta City Schools Nutrition and Transportation Departments have developed a plan to deliver lunch and snacks to students at 81 specific stops across 18 different routes throughout the district. Learn more.

Coweta County School System
The school system was approved on Friday, March 13, 2020 to provide meals for students during this cancellation.  More information will be provided soon regarding locations and serving hours. Learn more.

Newton County School System
Newton County School System would like to begin providing breakfast and lunch meal service no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Learn more.

See this list of pantries/organizations throughout the city of Atlanta that provide food via Atlanta Community Food Bank.