COVID-19 Resources for Families and Students

Support our East Lake COVID-19 Relief Fund

Support the Drew Charter School Opportunity Fund

East Lake Family YMCA Childcare Services

YMCA sites across metro Atlanta are ready to provide high-quality childcare services for first
responders, hospital employees, police department staff and other frontline workers. We
understand that you are caring for members of our community, and we look forward to caring for
your children so that you may continue to do so.

For a list of locations and additional information, Click here.

WiFi Offered by AT&T

AT&T is offering affordable ways for families to connect to the Internet. Click here for more information.

Breakfast and Lunch – APS Locations

All Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Students can receive daily free bagged meals at several schools sites that will be open for food distribution

When: Monday- Friday 10 am -12 pm

Where:

  • Bunche Middle School – 1925 Niskey Lake Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Cleveland Avenue Elementary School – 2672 Old Hapeville Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Douglass High School – 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Phoenix Academy (formerly Alonzo Crim High School) – 256 Clifton St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • Sylvan Hills Middle School – 1461 Sylvan Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • Booker T. Washington High School – 45 Whitehouse Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 3031
  • Hope-Hill Elementary School – 112 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • King Middle School – 545 Hill St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • Thomasville Heights Elementary School – 1820 Henry Thomas Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Young Middle School – 3116 Benjamin E Mays Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

* APS student must be present to receive the meal

APS delivers food via school buses at school bus stops.

Click here for a list of school bus stops and times.  There are two stops at the Villages of East Lake at 10:08 and 10:09 am at Hillside Village and Lakeside Village respectively.

East Lake Family YMCA Providing Food for Families

The East Lake Family YMCA is providing food for seniors on Fridays between 2-4 pm.

Dinners and Snacks – City of Atlanta Centers of Hope

City of Atlanta’s Centers of Hope After School Meal Program will provide dinner and a healthy snack to APS students between ages 5-18.

When: Monday – Friday 4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Adams Park Recreation Center, CT Martin Recreation & Aquatics Center, Anthony Flanagan Memorial Recreation Center, Bessie Branham Recreation Center, Coan Park Recreation Center, Dunbar Recreation Center, Grant Park Recreation Center, Grove Park Recreation Center, James Orange Recreation Center, MLK Jr. Recreation & Aquatics Center, Arthur Langford Recreation Center, Peachtree Hills Recreation Center, Perkerson Park Recreation Center, Pittman Park Recreation Center, Rosel Fann Recreation Center, C.A. Scott recreation Center, South Bend Recreation Center, Thomasville Recreation Center, William Walker Recreation Center

APS Partnership with Goodr

Goodr will provide ready to eat meals at the following local locations.

Hosea Feed the Hungry – 4779 Mindy Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30366

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 am – noon. Must bring social security card and ID

Loaves and Fishes at St. John the Wonderworker Parish – 543 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Monday-Friday from 9:00 am -10:00 am

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all APS families can report to one of the 5 open APS school sites Monday-Friday from 10:00 am -noon to receive a bag of shelf stable grocery items.

Supporting Drew Charter School Families

The Drew community has come together during this challenging time to support one another. Drew’s social worker, Mr. Rashid and counselors is connecting with families who are experiencing hardship during the extended leave, and funding from the Drew Opportunity Fund will be used to help meet immediate needs such as food, medicine, hygiene products, etc.

If you would like to support these efforts, please consider making a gift to the Drew Opportunity Fund. A portion of existing Drew Opportunity Fund money will be used for this purpose; additionally, beginning March 13, 2020, all funds raised will go towards assisting families who need it most during this time of uncertainty.

To make a donation to the Drew Opportunity Fund, click here or visit www.drewcharterschool.org/support-drew.

If you or another Drew family is experiencing hardship due to the unforeseen closure, please contact your grade level counselors or Akil Rashid, Drew’s social worker.  His email address is akil.rashid@drewcharterschool.org and his phone number is (731) 236-0258.