Ann Arbor Schools Meeting Rise In Demand For Food

Apr 13, 2020

Credit Ann Arbor Public Schools / a2schools.org

The demand for food assistance at Ann Arbor Public Schools continues to grow during the coronavirus pandemic.  


District spokesperson Andrew Cluley says the average number of students requesting food on distribution days increased from 1,000 to about 2,000 during the last month.  Since mid-March, the district has served about 100,000 students.

"Our expectation is that we will be providing food in this manner at least to the end of the school year"

The district is offering a delivery service to students who can’t pick up food from one of the distribution locations.

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