The Detroit school district will keep some school buildings partially open for students to quickly pick up breakfast and lunch while schools are closed from March 16 to April 5. The free meals are crucial for many Detroit students who rely on school lunches as their daily nutrition source. Close to 86% of Detroit Public Schools Community District students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

“Grab-and-go” breakfasts and lunches will be available starting March 18. Breakfast will be offered between 8 and 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The students will not be allowed to go inside the buildings, and the district also plans to deliver meals at home to students who are medically fragile. 

Mayor Mike Duggan’s office also is working to make sure food insecure families have options. He said during a press conference this afternoon that the city is partnering with community organizations, including Gleaners Community Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest and the Detroit Children’s Fund to provide families food during the closures. 

The city’s recreation centers will also be closed until April 5, and recreation center employees will assist with the food distribution from the city, Duggan said. 

“We are not going to leave our children and our poorest families vulnerable for a lack of food,” he said.  

Classes are expected to resume April 6.

There are now 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan, including one in Detroit, Duggan said. 

Here’s where students can pick up meals:

  1. ACADEMY of AMERICAS @ LOGAN (K-3) 
  2. ANN ARBOR TRAIL 
  3. BATES ACADEMY 
  4. BENNETT 
  5. BETHUNE 
  6. BLACKWELL 
  7. BOW 
  8. BROWN, RONALD 
  9. BURTON INTERNATIONAL 
  10. CARLETON 
  11. CARSTENS 
  12. CARVER 
  13. CENTRAL/DURFEE 
  14. CLARK 
  15. CLEMENTE 
  16. CLIPPERT 
  17. CODY HS 
  18. COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA ARTS 
  19. COOKE 
  20. DAVISON 
  21. DENBY 
  22. DETROIT COLLEGIATE PREP HS 
  23. DETROIT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 
  24. DIXON 
  25. DOSSIN 
  26. DOUGLASS ACADEMY 
  27. EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE PREP HS 
  28. ELLINGTON @ BECKHAM 
  29. EMERSON
  30. FISHER UPPER
  31. GARDNER 
  32. GARVEY
  33. GOLIGHTLY ED. CENTER
  34. GOMPERS
  35. GREENFIELD UNION
  36. HAMILTON
  37. HENDERSON
  38. HENRY FORD
  39. HOLMES AL 
  40. KING HIGH SCHOOL 
  41. KING, J.R. 
  42. LAW 
  43. MACKENZIE 
  44. MANN 
  45. MARK TWAIN 
  46. MUMFORD 
  47. NOBLE 
  48. NOLAN 
  49. OSBORN 
  50. PALMER PARK ACADEMY 
  51. PERSHING 
  52. PRIEST 
  53. RENAISSANCE 
  54. SAMPSON 
  55. SOUTHEASTERN 
  56. WAYNE 
  57. WESTERN 
  58. WRIGHT, CHARLES

This story will be updated.