Lack of PPE Prompts Fulton Schools to Limit Meal Distribution

Fulton County Schools (FCS) will resume distance learning next week, but meal distribution will be limited.

Due to recently released precautions from the CDC, all employees will be required to wear masks. Due to limited quantities of available masks, meal distribution has been cancelled next week on Monday and Friday. Meals will be provided on Wednesday, April 15 only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all 21 designated locations.

According to a statement released by FCS, school administrators are working to the balance the needs of students and the health of employees.

“We are in the process of reevaluating our capabilities to provide masks and adhere to these new CDC recommendations for the long-term. Food distribution is an important part of supporting our students, but we must balance that critical need with the health of our employees and the community. The circumstances around the pandemic continue to evolve and we must make changes as they do. Additional updates and information about our food distribution program will be shared soon.”

Families can pick up meals for all children under the age of 18, or under the age of 21 for youth with special needs from any of the food distribution sites, including Gullatt Elementary, Liberty Point Elementary, Langston Hughes High, Banneker High, Creekside High and Westlake High.

Children must be present in order for meals to be provided.

FCS has provided a list of food pantries in South Fulton that can offer additional support. The list is below. A list of nearby pantries is also available from the Atlanta Community Food Bank by texting FindFood or Comida to 888-976-2232.

Photo Credit: Fulton County Schools

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