As schools districts close across the state of Georgia, it is important to know the facts and impact the #COVID19 school closures hav on families. According to The Center of Disease Control, without the presence of schools and school-based services:
o Key services are interrupted for students (e.g., meals, other social, physical health, and mental health services, after school programs)
o Economic impact for families because of the costs of childcare and lost wages. There may be a loss of productivity even for parents who are able to telework.
o Some families may not have capacity for students to participate in distance learning (e.g., no computers, internet access issues) even if provided by school.
As an agency, 3D Girls, Inc. is working with other partner agencies to support greater outreach missions across the City of Atlanta. As we learn more, we will share with our communities as need increases.
Resources for Families:
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 Atlanta Public Schools is partnering with The GOODR Co. to provide emergency food to APS students at five meal distribution sites during closure. This includes: Douglas High, Cleveland Avenue Elementary, Bunch Middle, Sylvan Middle and Phoenix Academy. Food Distributions will take place from Monday-Friday 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry (4779 Mindy St. Atlanta, GA 30366) 404-755-3353
Food Pantry Hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Must Bring State Issued ID and Social Security Card
Loaves and Fishes at St. John the Wonder Worker Parish (543 Cherokee Ave., SE Atlanta, GA 30312) 678-373-9433
Call for more details on distribution times.