Columbus City Schools to offer free meals to anyone 18 and under during school closure

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus City Schools said they will be offering free meals to all children, not just students, during the three-week school closure.

On Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced all K-12 schools in the state would be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17.

The pre-packaged meals will be distributed at 13 schools around Columbus.

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Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Officials said if you pick up breakfast, you will also be able to pick lunch.

Additionally, if you pick up lunch, you take breakfast for the next morning.

Below is a list of the locations:

  • Linden-McKinley STEM Academy (1320 Duxberry Ave.)
  • South 7-12 (1160 Ann St.)
  • Buckeye Middle School (2950 S. Parsons Ave.)
  • Independence High School (5175 E. Refugee Road)
  • Columbus Africentric Early College (3223 Allegheny Ave.)
  • Sherwood Middle School (1400 Shady Lane Road)
  • Centennial High School (1441 Bethel Road)
  • Columbus Global Academy (4077 Karl Road)
  • Mifflin High School (3245 Oak Spring Street)
  • Woodward Park Middle School (5151 Karl Road)
  • West High School (179 S. Powell Ave.)
  • Starling Pre K-8 (145 S. Central Ave.)
  • Wedgewood Middle School (3800 Briggs Road)
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