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Fuel Up with Columbus City Schools During Remote Learning

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Columbus City Schools is changing the way it Fuels Up students when it comes to providing free breakfast and lunch as students prepare to start the 2020-2021 school year fully remote.

Beginning Wednesday, September 9, the District’s Food Services Department will expand its grab and go meal site locations to 44 sites across the District. Along with the site expansion, the food services department will launch a weekly meal pack pick-up cycle that will include five-days of grab and go meals while students are in a remote learning environment. 

Grab and Go meal sites will be assigned by the nearest location to the student’s home address. Meal pick-ups will take place every Wednesday at two times; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and in the evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Any child 18 and under can pick up a five-day meal pack. 

Since the start of our unprecedented Grab-and-Go Food Site effort at the beginning of this pandemic last March, our Food Services team has provided more than half-a-million meals to young people throughout our entire community. That’s hundreds-of-thousands of free healthy breakfasts and lunches that families didn’t have to worry about for their children as they struggled through the fear and uncertainty of this COVID-19 crisis.