Indianapolis Public Schools, other Central Indiana schools to provide meals for kids during closure

Posted at 9:08 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:42:30-04

INDIANAPOLIS — While schools throughout Central Indiana are closed to coronavirus concerns, schools are working to distribute meals to students who rely on them.

On Friday, 8,000 box meals for breakfast and 8,000 boxed lunches were distributed at seven different Indianapolis Public Schools, Carrie Black, IPS communications manager said.

The district typically serves 12,000 students breakfast and 22,000 students lunched every day, Black said.

The distribution of meals is helping parents like Jamie Hinds worry about one less thing while schools are closed.

IPS plans to continue serving meals next week and will post distribution information online.

Parents can find out more information about meal distribution from IPS here.

You can view more information on meal distributions from other school districts below:


Courtney Taylor, community relations for Carmel-Clay Schools, released the following statement:
“The district working through these details. We will communicate this information to families as it becomes available."


Families can make requests for meals here.
Fueled for School is also working with Noblesville families. You can view more information here.


The following message was emailed to parents regarding meal distribution:
“We know some of our students rely on LCSC Food Services for meals. Students who receive free and reduced meals may pick up single meal kits tomorrow, Friday, March 13 at Hattie B. Stokes Elementary. Breakfast will be available from 8-9:30 a.m., and lunch will be available from 11-1:30 p.m. Information about future pickups will be forthcoming.“


More information is expected to be released next week.
A community food pantry at Avon High School will remain open during its normal hours on Thursday evenings, but will be doing a "drive up" style. You can view more information here.


The following information was posted on the district's website:
“Beginning Monday, March 16, the QuakerBrake Food Truck will make daily sack lunch deliveries to numerous neighborhoods throughout Plainfield. The sack lunch will include a cold breakfast for the following morning. We will communicate the timing and location of these stops tomorrow. We will also have sack lunches available at the PCSC Administration Building if your area is not on the truck route.”