LIST: Central Alabama school systems providing food for students during COVID-19 outbreak, closures

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CENTRAL ALABAMA (WIAT) — Schools throughout Central Alabama are continuing to provide food for children, despite shutdowns over the coronavirus threat.

The Jefferson County School system is partnering with multiple school districts to help provide food for children 18 years and younger regardless of where they attend.

If your child is in need of a meal, you can go to any of the following locations in the list below marked “Open to all.” Please email webstaff@cbs42.com if you have information on a school lunch program that is not listed.

HAPPENING MARCH 23-27 ONLY: Birmingham City Schools and neighboring school districts partner to provide meals for students

  • Bessemer City Schools — No longer serving meals to students.
    • Dates: March 16-18, 30-31 and April 1-3
    • Time:
      • Breakfast 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
      • Lunch 11 a.m.- Noon
    • Locations:
      • Abrams Elementary
      • C.F. Hard Elementary
      • Jonesboro Elementary
      • Westhills Elementary
      • New Horizons Alternative School
      • Oasis of Praise Bessemer Campus
      • Greenwood Elementary School- food delivery truck (Starting March 18)
      • All Bessemer Housing Authority Sites
    • Meal type: Grab and go

Bessemer City Schools temporarily suspended its meal service program. April 6 is the last day to pick up a meal.

  • Birmingham City Schools — Serving breakfast and lunch to BCS students.
    • Dates: April 13 – June 5
    • Times vary at different locations
    • Locations:
      • Hudson K-8 School 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
      • Huffman High School 12:50 p.m.-1:35 p.m.
      • P.D. Jackson-Olin High School 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
      • A.H. Parker High School 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
      • Ramsay High Scool 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
      • Wenonah High School 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
      • Woodlawn High School 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Fairfield City Schools — No longer serving meals for students.
    • Dates: March 17-20, March 30- April 3
    • Times: 10 a.m. – Noon
    • Locations:
      • C.J. Donald Elementary
      • Glen Oaks Elementary School
      • Robinson Elementary School
    • Meal type: Grab and go

Fairfield City Schools is no longer providing meals during Alabama’s Stay at Home order. Superintendent Dr. Regina Thompson says it’s in the school system’s best interest to protect their staff.

Courtesy of Fairfield City Schools
  • Jefferson County Schools — Open to all
    • Dates: April 8 – June 5 | Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    • Students will be given breakfast and lunch. In order to minimize contact and maintain social distancing, the program will be curbside pickup only.
    • Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. *Vary dependent on location
    • Locations
      • Adamsville Senior Center 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
      • Brighton School 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
      • Clay-Chalkville High School 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
      • Erwin Intermediate School 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Fultondale High School 12 p.m – 12:45 p.m.
      • McAdory High School 12:30 -1:15 p.m.
      • Warrior Elementary 12:35 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
      • West Jefferson Elementary 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Meal type: Grab and go
  • Midfield City Schools — Open to all
    • Meal type: Grab and go
    • Dates: March 17-20, 23-27; March 30-April 3
    • Option A: Walk-in or Drive-Thru
      • Midfield Elementary School starting 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
      • Rutledge Middle School starting at 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
      • United Fellowship Community Baptist Church starting at Noon- 1 p.m.
    • Option B: Bus Stop Pick-Up
      • Eighth Avenue at Church 10:30 a.m.
      • Eighth Street/ Seventh Avenue 10:45 a.m.
      • Fairfield & Swan Triangle 11 a.m.
      • Highland and Muir 11:15 a.m.
      • Woodward Road / Second Street 10:30 a.m.
      • Woodward Road / Grant Street 10:45 a.m.
      • MLK Road & Wilkes Road 11 a.m.
      • Frosting Hair Salon 11:15 a.m.
      • Vandergrift and Belcher 10:30 a.m.
      • Van and Olan 10:45 a.m.
      • Rayfield and Vann 11 a.m.
  • Shelby County Schools students only
  • St. Clair County Schools students only
  • Tarrant City Schools — Open to all
    • Dates: March 19-20 and March 30-April 3
    • Location and Times:
      • Tarrant Intermediate School 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      • Springdale Baptist Church 11:15 a.m. – Noon
      • Lily Baptist Church 11:15 a.m.- Noon
      • Good News Assembly of God in Robinwood 11:15 — Noon
        • Lunch and next day breakfast provided
      • Meal type: Grab and go

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  • Tuscaloosa City Schools
    • April 8 until further notice.
    • April 8, TCS will provide three-days worth of breakfasts and lunches in the distribution.
    • Starting April 13, TCS will provide meals for the entire week, with a one-day-a-week service. 
    • These enhanced precautionary measures are being implemented to maintain the safety and health needs of our employees and families
    • Location and Times:
      • The Alberta School of Performing Arts 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
      • Central High 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
      • Woodland Forrest Elementary 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
      • Northridge Middle 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
      • Skyland Elementary 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
      • Central Elementary 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
      • Copper Creek-11:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m.
      • Creekwood-11:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m.
      • Forester Gardens-11:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m.
      • Hay Court-11:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m.
      • McKenzie Court-11:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m.
      • Rosedale-11:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m.
      • University Manor-11:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m.
      • Wood Village-11:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m.

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