Black students eating lunch in school cafeteria

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- In this ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, parents will have one less worry thanks to locations offering free meals for children home from school.

Several free meal distribution sites have been appearing throughout metro Atlanta. Public schools are providing meal pick-ups for students under the age of 18, or 21 if the child has special needs at the following locations:

Public schools providing meal pick-ups for students under the age of 18, or 21 if the child has special needs:

Barrow County schools will provide meals at Apalachee and Winder-Barrow high schools 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (menus posted on school website)

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) will add eleven (11) Grab-N-Go meal service locations for a total of twenty-one (21) sites to provide breakfast and lunch meals to children during the indefinite school closure. The school system has altered the service hours allowing children to pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. The new hours to receive meals are 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

In addition, beginning March 27, Clayton County Public Schools will partner with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to provide grocery services to the families of CCPS students at five locations. Volunteers are needed for this initiative at the five Food Bank locations and should arrive by 10:00 a.m. every Thursday until further notice to package food items. Additionally, volunteers are needed to assist in distributing the packaged food to participants and should arrive by 8:00 a.m. every Friday, at the sites until further notice. Individuals interested in assisting with this volunteer opportunity should confirm via email at

Gwinnett County Schools will have meal pick-ups at 68 sites March 16-20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alcova Elementary School

Alford Elementary

Anderson-Livsey Elementary School

Annistown Elementary School

Arcado Elementary School

Baggett Elementary School

Baldwin Elementary

Beaver Ridge Elementary School

Benefield Elementary School

Berkeley Lake Elementary School

Berkmar High School

Berkmar Middle School

Bethesda Elementary School

Britt Elementary School

Cedar Hill Elementary School

Centerville Elementary School

Central Gwinnett High School

Chesney Elementary School

Corley Elementary School

Discovery High School

Duluth High School

Duluth Middle School

Ferguson Elementary School

Grace Snell Middle School

Graves Elementary School

Gwinnett InterVention Education -- (GIVE) Center East

Gwinnett Intervention Education -- (GIVE) Center West

Harris Elementary School

Hopkins Elementary School

Jackson Elementary School

Jenkins Elementary School

Jordan Middle School

Kanoheda Elementary School

Knight Elementary School

Lawrenceville Elementary School

Lilburn Elementary School

Lilburn Middle School

Lovin Elementary School

Magill Elementary School

McKendree Elementary School

Meadowcreek Elementary School

Meadowcreek High School

Minor Elementary School

Moore Middle School

Nesbit Elementary School

Norcross Elementary School

Norcross High School

Northbrook Middle School

Norton Elementary School

Partee Elementary School

Paul Duke STEM High School

Peachtree Elementary School

Pinckneyville Middle School

Radloff Middle School

Richards Middle School

Rockbridge Elementary School

Rosebud Elementary School

Shiloh Elementary School

Shiloh High School

Shiloh Middle School

Simonton Elementary School

Snellville Middle School

South Gwinnett High School

Stripling Elementary School

Summerour Middle School

Sweetwater Middle School

Sycamore Elementary School

Winn Holt Elementary School

In addition, school buses will deliver meals at bus stops in the following clusters-- Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Meadowcreek, Norcross, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett-- and for the following schools-- Alcova ES, Arcado ES, Berkeley Lake ES, Chesney ES, Duluth MS, Harris ES, Jackson ES, Knight ES, Lovin ES, McKendree ES, Northbrook MS, and Sycamore ES. The buses will be making stops at their regular bus stops between 11 a.m. and noon. In order to get a meal the child will need to be at the stop when the bus arrives.

Atlanta Public Schools

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.

Douglass High

Cleveland Avenue Elementary

Bunche Middle

Sylvan Middle

Phoenix Academy at Crim High School

COBB COUNTY Schools will partner with MUST Ministries to provide meals. Times and locations will be available soon at

FULTON COUNTY Schools will provide meals at the following locations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for additional information click here:

  • Lake Forest Elementary School
  • Mimosa Elementary School
  • Haynes Bridge Middle School 
  • Tri-Cities High School
  • Banneker High School
  • Langston Hughes High School

For all arriving by car, meals will be brought out to you; please do not leave your vehicle. 

DEKALB COUNTY School District has increased its feeding sites to a total of 23:

Region I

  • Cross Keys HS
  • Sequoyah MS

Region II

  • Idlewood ES
  • Tucker MS

Region III

  • Lithonia HS
  • Marbut ES

Region IV

  • Clarkston HS
  • Jolly ES

Region V

  • Chapel Hill MS
  • Narvie J. Harris ES

Region VI

  • Bethune MS
  • Canby Lane ES

Region VII

  • McNair MS
  • Early Learning Center

Recreation Centers

Gresham Recreation
3113 Gresham Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

Exchange Intergenerational
2771 Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Redan Recreation
1839 Phillips Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30058

Tobie Grant
644 Parkdale Drive
Scottdale, GA 30079

N.H. Scott
2230 Tilson Road
Decatur, GA 30032

Lucious Sanders
2484 Bruce Street
Lithonia, GA 30058

Mason Mill
1340- B McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033

3263 Chapel Street
Scottdale, GA 30079

Midway Recreation Center
3181 Midway Rd
Decatur, GA 30032

Clayton County Schools

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