Atlanta Public Schools adds Saturday food distribution

Atlanta Public Schools will distribute free food on Saturdays to children in the city. AJC file photo. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Atlanta Public Schools will distribute free food on Saturdays to children in the city. AJC file photo. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Atlanta Public Schools is now distributing free food on Saturdays.

The district’s nutrition department will hand out weekly meal kits for Atlanta children and teens ages 1 to 18 on Saturdays at a pop-up distribution site.

The Saturday food distribution will take place in the parking lot of the Hightower Station Shopping Center, 2636 Martin Luther King Drive, S.W. The district previously said it would hold the event at Wayfield Foods but updated the location Friday.

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The site will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The district first added the Saturday location on Feb. 6. The site is in addition to a Wednesday food program that includes deliveries along designated bus routes and at curbside pickup locations.

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