Children are coming from all over the city to feast on breakfast and lunch during Indianapolis Public Schools’ Spring Break Meal Program, which started March 25 and runs through April 5.
Meals are being served at 19 sites, including IPS schools, satellite locations and from the Bus Stop Café — the district’s popular food bus. Some sites serve both breakfast and lunch, while others serve lunch only.
This year, the number of meals served at the end of the first week were up 20 percent from the same time period last year.
“IPS served an average of 685 meals each day,” said Dena Bond, director of the IPS Food Service Department. “The biggest increase came during breakfast, where more than 200 meals were served daily. That’s more than double the number served during the first week last year.”
While most meals are served inside IPS schools, the Bus Stop Café makes stops at several community sites including the Haughville and Irvington public library branches, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and two stops at the Stratford Apartment Complex.
Here’s a look at the times, dates and locations.