The organization wanted to make sure it could still find a way to feed students.
“Food insecurity continued to be one of the top priorities,” Wan said.
The Warren Boys & Girls Club and the Whitehead Boys & Girls Club will distribute the APS-provided meals to club members. During a typical summer, children who participate in the club's programs would eat there, but this year the programs are moving online, said David Jernigan
, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.
He said the clubs are “trying to be really thoughtful” in how they spread out and distribute the food.
In normal summers, APS provides breakfast and lunch to students who participate in the district’s summer learning programs at school sites, but those buildings remain closed.
It will cost $3.50 per meal to provide each meal, which will be paid for with federal funding.