MAP: The place Indianapolis Kids Can Get Free Meals Throughout Coronavirus Shutdown

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MAP: Where Indianapolis Children Can Get Free Meals During Coronavirus Shutdown

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With locations across Indiana closed for the remainder of the school year, districts and community organizations are working to provide food to thousands of students who depend on school meals.

More than 100,000 Indianapolis students are eligible for free or discounted meals, and all Indianapolis public school students receive free meals as the district qualifies for a federal fellowship program. As businesses shut down to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, the United States has record unemployment claims and more families are likely to struggle to afford food.

School districts and food banks are helping families find groceries during the crisis. Indianapolis Public Schools serve free meals five days a week to children under the age of 18 in 16 locations, even if they are not attending county schools. The state’s largest district also works with Gleaners Food Bank to distribute £ 17.00 boxes of groceries to families in two dozen locations.

Wayne Township not only distributes meals to multiple schools, but also delivers meals to more than 1,000 bus stops. In many other boroughs, families can pick up packages containing meals worth several days. Indy Parks has meals in many locations, including some that work with Second Helpings to offer adult meals.

Families in Marion County can find groceries using the Community Compass app or by writing the word “hello” to 317-434-3758.

The map below shows the Indianapolis food distribution points.

Clicking on the map will allow you to enter your address and find the site closest to you. We have also compiled the dates and times of the catering service. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.

If your school district pick-up location or community agency is not on the map, please send the information to [email protected]

Instructions (desktop)

  1. Open the card and click the Search button.
  2. Look for your address to find meal distribution points nearby. Breakfast and lunch pick-up times vary depending on the location.
  3. Select the location where the meals will be distributed and click the Direction button.
  4. You can find directions to the meal distribution websites on Google Maps.

Instructions (mobile)

I don’t have Google Drive and Google Maps installed on my device
  1. Open the card and scroll down to your neighborhood.
  2. Find and select the meal distribution point to view the breakfast and lunch schedule.
  3. Tap the direction buttons to go to Google Maps.
I have both Google Drive and Google Maps installed on my device
  1. Open the card and tap the search bar.
  2. Look for your address to find meal distribution points nearby.
  3. Tap the name of the food distribution point to view the breakfast and lunch schedule. Tap the direction buttons to go to Google Maps.

Indianapolis children can get meals here during the three-week school closure due to coronavirus

Breakfast and lunch pickup schedules vary. If your school or community agency isn’t listed on the map, please email us at [email protected] Open the address sheet here.

Instructions (desktop)

  1. Open the card and click the Search button.
  2. Look for your address to find meal distribution points nearby. Breakfast and lunch pick-up times vary depending on the location.
  3. Select the location where the meals will be distributed and click the Direction button.
  4. You can find directions to the meal distribution websites on Google Maps.

Instructions (mobile)

I don’t have Google Drive and Google Maps installed on my device
  1. Open the card and scroll down to your neighborhood.
  2. Find and select the meal distribution point to view the breakfast and lunch schedule.
  3. Tap the direction buttons to go to Google Maps.
I have both Google Drive and Google Maps installed on my device
  1. Open the card and tap the search bar.
  2. Look for your address to find meal distribution points nearby.
  3. Tap the name of the food distribution point to view the breakfast and lunch schedule. Tap the direction buttons to go to Google Maps.
Editor’s note: This map was last updated on 7/7/2020 at 11 a.m. EDT.

We do our best to keep this resource updated. Due to our limited human resources, we will update this map approximately once a day. It is possible that the meal distribution websites on this map have been closed or moved, and there may be other websites in the area that we are not yet aware of. We recommend calling ahead or checking local district websites to confirm that a location is still open. If you have any information we should know about any website that may or may not be on this map, please email us at [email protected] Given the speed at which this story is evolving, we will likely change our approach to maintaining this resource as circumstances change. We’ll listen to your decisions and keep you informed when things change. We try to be as transparent as possible as we all navigate these extraordinary times.