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Indianapolis Public Schools announces meal distribution changes

Summer program that provides free meals to children begins
Posted at 11:01 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:11:14-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools began a new meal distribution schedule on Monday.

According to a news release from IPS, prepackaged meals consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner will only be distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals previously had been distributed Monday-Friday. IPS said the change will decrease the number of times a week families have to leave their houses.

On Mondays, students will receive six prepackaged meals to cover three meals a day for two days. Nine meals, covering three meals a day for three days, will be handed out on Wednesdays. Meals are available to all students, including non-IPS students, age 18 and younger on a first-come, first-served basis.

The meals will be distributed from the parking lots of 14 IPS schools and two apartment complexes. Meals will be distributed drive-thru style in the parking lot from all locations in order to encourage social distancing, the news release said.

Meal location sites from school parking lots

11 a.m.-noon

  • Carl Wilde School 79 — 5002 W. 34th St. (parking lot off Auburn Road)
  • George Washington High School — 2215 W. Washington St.
  • Eleanor Skillen School 34 — 1410 Wade St.
  • Brookside School 54 — 3150 E. 10th St. (parking lot off North Dearborn Street.)
  • Arlington Woods School 99 — 5801 30th St.
  • James Whitcomb Riley School 43 — 150 W. 40th St.
  • Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105 — 8620 Montery Road

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Northwest Middle School — 5525 W. 34th St.
  • Matchbook Learning @ Wendell Phillips School 63 — 1163 Belmont Ave.
  • Urban Act Academy @ Washington Irving 14 — 1250 E. Market St.
  • Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School — 2302 E. Michigan St.
  • George S. Buck School 94 — 2701 Devon Ave.
  • Phalen Leadership Academy @ Francis Scott Key 103 — 3920 Baker Drive
  • Louis B. Russell Jr. School 48 — 3445 Central Ave.

Meal location sites at apartment complexes

(Prepackaged meals will be served from trucks at these locations rather than the Bus Stop Café.)

  • Blackburn Terrace — 3091 Baltimore Ave., from 11–11:30 a.m.
  • Laurelwood Apartments — 3340 Teakwood Drive, from 12:30–1 p.m.