APS to Provide Free Meals to All Children Throughout the District

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently announced an extended Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waiver, which allows free meals to all children (ages 1-18) in communities designated as areas of community eligibility. On Sept. 9, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) School Nutrition Program announced that the entire state of Georgia has been declared an area of community eligibility through Dec. 31, 2020.

Through this new guidance, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) families no longer need to register or order meals through MySchoolBucks. APS will provide free meals to all children (ages 1-18) in all communities throughout the District.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, APS will continue to offer students the weekly 5-day meal kits (5-breakfast meals and 5-lunch meals) by bus delivery and curbside pick-up. Bus delivery stops can be found in the document below by scrolling to find your location, grouped by cluster. Nutrition will discontinue the Tuesday Express meal service.

Click here to locate meal distribution bus stop locations.

Alternatively, curbside pick-up is available at these 14 school locations from 3 PM – 6 PM.

Carver Cluster

Carver High School, 55 McDonough Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30315

Douglass Cluster

BEST Academy /CSKYWLA, 1190 Northwest Dr. NW, Atlanta GA 30318
Frederick Douglass High School, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Grady Cluster

John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary School, 112 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Mary Lin Elementary School, 586 Candler Park Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30307

Jackson Cluster

Maynard Jackson High School, 801 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
King Middle School, 545 Hill St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Mays Cluster

Benjamin E. Mays High School, 3450 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

North Atlanta Cluster

Bolton Academy, 2268 Adams Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Garden Hills Elementary School, 285 Sheridan Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

South Atlanta Cluster

South Atlanta High School, 800 Hutchens Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30354

Therrell Cluster

Bunche Middle School, 1925 Niskey Lake Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Washington Cluster

Booker T. Washington High School, 45 Whitehouse Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy, 1626 Westhaven Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

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