Memorial Day Meal Distribution Changes (UPDATED 5/15/2020)

In observance of Memorial Day, meals provided to students and families by the IPS/Gleaners Food Bank is cancelled on Monday, May 25.

However, to ensure students and families continue to receive meals to last throughout the week, the program is offering amendments to the schedule.

IPS/Gleaners Family Meal Box Distribution
Meal boxes are distributed from 4 to 6 p.m. For locations, visit www.myips.org.
-Monday, May 18
-Thursday, May 21 (this date replaces Monday, May 25. Boxes will be distributed from the Monday locations.)
-Friday, May 22
-Friday, May 29 (this is the last day for the Gleaners meal distribution program for the school year)

Remember, no meal service on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

IPS buses will pick up and deliver Gleaners’ meal packages to 25 locations throughout the city. Distribution will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Families will receive one 17-pound box of food, which includes a variety of non-perishable meal-making items to supplement their daily nutrition. Identification is not needed.

If you have questions, call the IPS Service Center at 317.226.4000.

Distribution sites are:

Monday Locations (UPDATED 4/2/2020)

  • Abner Lake Apartments, 3451 Sherburne Lane
  • Avondale Meadows, 3980 Meadows Drive
  • Center for Inquiry School 2, 725 N. New Jersey St.
  • Cold Spring School, 3650 Cold Spring Road
  • Crispus Attucks High School, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
  • Edison School of the Arts 47, 777 South White River Pkwy West Drive
  • Ernie Pyle School 90, 3351 W. 18th St.
  • Francis W. Parker School 56, 2353 N. Columbia Ave.
  • IPS | Butler University Laboratory School 55, 1349 E. 54th St.
  • James A. Garfield School 31, 307 Lincoln St.
  • Kindezi Academy School 69, 3421 N. Keystone Ave.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, 321 N. Linwood Ave.
  • Shortridge High School, 3401 N. Meridian St.
  • Susan Roll Leach School 68, 2107 N. Riley Ave.

Friday Locations

  • Anna Brochhausen School 88, 5801 E. 16th St.
  • Arlington Middle School, 4825 N. Arlington Ave.
  • Francis Bellamy School 102, 9501 E. 36th Place
  • Clarence Farrington School 61, 4326 Patricia St.
  • Daniel Webster School 46, 1450 S. Reisner St.
  • Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St Clair St.
  • George W. Julian School 57, 5435 E. Washington St.
  • John Marshall Middle School, 10101 E. 38th St.
  • Jonathan Jennings School 109, 6150 Gateway Drive
  • Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM School 28, 510 Laurel St.
  • Stephen Foster School 67, 653 N. Somerset Ave.

“Gleaners is committed to feeding the hungry. During emergency situations as we are experiencing now, we understand our role as a critical safety net for the most vulnerable. No child should go hungry,” said John Elliott, president/CEO, Gleaners Food Bank. “We’re happy to partner with IPS on this effort and have been gratified to see our two organizations come together quickly to develop a plan to meet this urgent and growing need.”

In addition to the partnership between IPS and Gleaners, the IPS Food Service team will continue to distribute pre-packaged meals through the district’s Spring Break, March 23-April 3 from 14 IPS schools and two apartment complexes. IPS will keep families informed as details are confirmed about extended meal distribution plans per the recent state-mandated school closure through May 1.

“These are unprecedented times and measures for IPS, and for other school districts throughout the state and nation,” said IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson. “More than 60 percent of our students qualify for free and reduced meals. Our partnership with Gleaners is crucial as we all work to keep students and their families safe and pantries stocked with nutritious food options.”

For more information about the IPS COVID-19 Response Plan and additional community resources, visit https://myips.org/about-us/covid-19-ips-response-plan/.


Las Escuelas Públicas de Indianápolis (IPS) se han asociado con Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc., para brindar apoyo nutricional adicional a todos los estudiantes y familias de IPS en el centro de Indiana durante la crisis de salud de COVID-19.

Autobuses de IPS recogerán y entregarán paquetes de alimentos de Gleaners a 25 ubicaciones por toda la ciudad. La distribución se realizará de 4 a 6 p.m. Los lunes y viernes, a partir del viernes 20 de marzo. Las familias recibirán una caja de comida de 17 libras, que incluye una variedad de alimentos no vencen pronto para complementar su nutrición diaria. No se requiere identificación.

Si tiene preguntas, llame al Centro de Servicio de IPS al 317.226.4000.

Los sitios de distribución son:

Sitios para lunes (ACTUALIZADO 4/2/2020)

  • Abner Lake Apartments, 3451 Sherburne Lane
  • Avondale Meadows, 3980 Meadows Drive
  • Center for Inquiry School 2, 725 N. New Jersey St.
  • Cold Spring School, 3650 Cold Spring Road
  • Crispus Attucks High School, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
  • Edison School of the Arts 47, 777 South White River Pkwy West Drive
  • Ernie Pyle School 90, 3351 W. 18th St.
  • Francis W. Parker School 56, 2353 N. Columbia Ave.
  • IPS | Butler University Laboratory School 55, 1349 E. 54th St.
  • James A. Garfield School 31, 307 Lincoln St.
  • Kindezi Academy School 69, 3421 N. Keystone Ave.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, 321 N. Linwood Ave.
  • Shortridge High School, 3401 N. Meridian St.
  • Susan Roll Leach School 68, 2107 N. Riley Ave.

Sitios para viernes

  • Anna Brochhausen School 88, 5801 E. 16th St.
  • Arlington Middle School, 4825 N. Arlington Ave.
  • Francis Bellamy School 102, 9501 E. 36th Place
  • Clarence Farrington School 61, 4326 Patricia St.
  • Daniel Webster School 46, 1450 S. Reisner St.
  • Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St Clair St.
  • George W. Julian School 57, 5435 E. Washington St.
  • John Marshall Middle School, 10101 E. 38th St.
  • Jonathan Jennings School 109, 6150 Gateway Drive
  • Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM School 28, 510 Laurel St.
  • Stephen Foster School 67, 653 N. Somerset Ave.

“Gleaners se compromete a alimentar a los que tienen hambre. Durante las situaciones de emergencia que estamos experimentando ahora, entendemos nuestro papel como una red de seguridad crítica para los más vulnerables. Ningún niño debería pasar hambre ”, dijo John Elliott, presidente / CEO del Banco de Alimentos Gleaners. “Estamos felices de asociarnos con IPS en este esfuerzo y nos complace ver que nuestras dos organizaciones se unen rápidamente para desarrollar un plan para satisfacer esta necesidad urgente y creciente.”

Además de la asociación entre IPS y Gleaners, el equipo de IPS Food Service continuará distribuyendo comidas preenvasadas durante las vacaciones de primavera del distrito, del 23 de marzo al 3 de abril, de 14 escuelas de IPS y dos complejos de apartamentos. IPS mantendrá a las familias informadas a medida que se confirmen los detalles sobre los planes de distribución de comidas extendidas por el reciente cierre de escuelas ordenado por el estado hasta el 1 de mayo.

“Estos son tiempos y medidas sin precedentes para IPS, y para otros distritos escolares en todo el estado y la nación”, dijo la Superintendente de IPS Aleesia Johnson. “Más del 60 por ciento de nuestros estudiantes califican para comidas gratis o reducidas. Nuestra asociación con Gleaners es crucial ya que todos trabajamos para mantener a los estudiantes y sus familias seguros y las despensas abastecidas con opciones de alimentos nutritivos. ”Para obtener más información sobre el Plan de respuesta IPS COVID-19 y recursos comunitarios adicionales, visite https://myips.org/about-us/covid-19-ips-response-plan/