Chris Tucker Foundation helping bridge food gap during south metro spring break

Distribution of breakfasts and lunches will continue at sites across the south metro this week, despite schools being out for spring break.
Distribution of breakfasts and lunches will continue at sites across the south metro this week, despite schools being out for spring break.

Credit: LEON STAFFORD/AJC

Credit: LEON STAFFORD/AJC

It may be spring break for school systems in south metro Atlanta this week, but it doesn't mean kids will go hungry.

The districts have made provisions to get breakfasts and lunches to the community through Friday, including receiving help from actor Chris Tucker.

In Henry County, meals will be provided by a foundation founded by Atlanta native Tucker and other supporters instead of the school system. Tucker’s mother lives in Stockbridge.

Distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continue at current sites -- Locust Grove, Oakland and Wesley Lakes elementary schools and Hampton, McDonough and Stockbridge middle schools.

Clayton County Schools will continue to provide meals during the break with new hours, from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition, the district has added Kilpatrick Elementary School to its list of 23 distribution sites.

The other distribution centers are Church Street, Edmonds, Fountain, Huie, Jackson, King, Lee Street, Mt. Zion, Pointe South, Tara, West Clayton and Lake Ridge elementary schools.

Additionally, Eddie White Academy, Rex Mill, Kendrick, Morrow and North Clayton middle schools are distribution sites as well as Forest Park, Lovejoy, Mundy's Mill, Mt. Zion and Riverdale high schools.

Fayette County last week provided five days of meals for students and families who stopped by one of the school system's seven distribution sites.

The sites are: Spring Hill and North Fayette elementary schools, Fayette High School, Peachtree City First Baptist Church, and the Fayetteville mobile home communities of Marnell, 1512 Ga. 54, Four Seasons, 100 Apollo Drive and Kenwood Landing , 225 Club Drive.