Uber offers discount to travel to Atlanta school food distribution sites

Atlanta Public Schools is providing free bagged breakfast and lunch meals at 10 school buildings . VANESSA McCRAY/AJC

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Atlanta Public Schools is providing free bagged breakfast and lunch meals at 10 school buildings . VANESSA McCRAY/AJC

The ride-sharing service Uber is offering Atlanta families a discount on travel to and from food distribution sites.

Atlanta Public Schools closed its buildings beginning March 16 in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. To help families whose children normally eat free breakfast and lunch at school, the district opened 10 school buildings where families can come between 10 a.m. and noon to pick up sack meals. 

Uber on Friday announced it will offer a 25% discount for trips to and from those pickup locations until April 10. Uber passengers can use the promotional code “APS2020” to access the discount. The code can be used for travels using UberX or UberXL trips during the times the district is distributing meals.

Atlanta bus drivers also are dropping food off along bus routes in many needy neighborhoods. A list of bus route drop off sites and locations can be found here.