GRPS opening seven meal sites (update)


A parent or guardian of any child 18 and younger may pick up sack meals for their children on weekdays at five locations starting Wednesday. Photo by iStock

UPDATE (9:24 a.m. April 23, 2020): Grand Rapids Public Schools announced that the grab and go meal site located at Hope Academy is closed and will not be re-opening.

All four grab-and-go meal sites will be open Monday and Thursday only from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The remaining locations are as follows:

  • City High Middle School (1400 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids)
  • Ottawa Hills High School (2055 Rosewood Ave. SE, Grand Rapids)
  • San Juan Diego Academy (1650 Godfrey Ave. SW, Wyoming)
  • Sibley Elementary (943 Sibley St. NW, Grand Rapids)

Grand Rapids Public Schools is opening seven grab-and-go meal sites for students 18 and younger starting Monday, March 16.

The GRPS district said the sites will be open from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As directed by the Michigan Department of Education, up to two meals per day may be served to all children ages 18 and younger for free and will be counted at the point of service.

The free meals will be a breakfast/lunch combo. Students who can receive meals include those with disabilities ages 18-26 with an active individual education program (IEP).

The meals are not limited to GRPS students.

Starting Monday, four sites will open for meal distribution:

  • New Faith Temple, 1701 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids
  • San Juan Diego Academy, 1650 Godfrey Ave. SW, Wyoming
  • Creston Plaza Apartments, 1080 Creston Plaza NE, Grand Rapids
  • Campau Commons, 821 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids

Starting Tuesday, March 17, three additional sites will open:

  • Hope Academy, 240 Brown St. SE, Grand Rapids
  • Sibley Elementary, 943 Sibley St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Ottawa Hills High School, 2055 Rosewood Ave. SE, Grand Rapids

These are subject to change and additional sites may be added.

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