LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The City of Little Rock continues to monitor the public health crisis created by the outbreak of COVID-19. 

In response, City staff has worked with community partners to develop a plan for feeding students who will not be able to receive meals due to school closures and City leadership has made modifications to operations aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Arkansas Department of Health has closed all Pulaski County schools through April 17. 

Many students receive their only weekday meals from the schools they attend. Additionally, some schools also send weekend meal items with students on Fridays. To keep those students from being hungry during the mandatory school closures, the City of Little Rock worked with several community partners to develop the following feeding schedule:

Saturdays & Sundays
Each weekend, grab-and-go lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Chicot Elementary, 11100 Chicot Road
  • McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road
  • Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road
  • Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester Street

Weekdays
Monday through Friday, walk-up and drive-up sites will be open for grab-and-go breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Chicot Elementary School, 11100 Chicot Road
  • Booker Magnet Elementary, 2016 Barber Street
  • King Elementary School, 905 MLK Drive
  • Romine Elementary School, 3400 Romine Road
  • Stephens Elementary School, 3700 W. 18th St.
  • Terry Elementary School, 10800 Mara Lynn Road
  • McClellan High School, 9417 Geyer Springs Road
  • Wakefield Elementary, 75 Westminister Drive

Additionally, three CALS libraries will also be open as walk-up and drive-up sites for grab-and-go lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Dee Brown Library
  • Sue Cowan Williams Library
  • Sid McMath Library

Working together to provide these valuable meals are: Central Arkansas Library System, City of Little Rock, the Clinton Foundation, Hunger Relief Alliance and the Little Rock School District.

Rock Region Metro Information

Saturdays (March 14 and 21)
On both Saturdays, those in need of transportation will be able to travel on Rock Region Metro Connect Zone 9 and METRO Fixed Routes 8 and 23; details can be found at rrmetro.org. Youth ages 12-18 will be able to ride Rock Region METRO Connect and Fixed Route buses for free from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth 11 and under are required to travel with one guardian, and each will be able to ride for free during the same period.

Sundays (March 15 and 22)
On both Sundays, those in need of transportation will be able to travel on Rock Region Metro METRO Fixed Routes 8 and 23; details can be found at rrmetro.org. Youth ages 12-18 will be able to ride Rock Region METRO Connect and Fixed Route buses for free from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth 11 and under are required to travel with one guardian, and each will be able to ride for free during the same period. Note – METRO Connect Zone 9 does not operate on Sunday

Monday-Friday (Weeks of March 16 and March 23)
On weekdays, , those in need of transportation will be able to travel on Rock Region Metro Connect Zone 9 and METRO Fixed Routes 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 22 and 23; details can be found at rrmetro.org. Youth ages 12-18 will be able to ride Rock Region METRO Connect and Fixed Route buses for free from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth 11 and under are required to travel with one guardian, and each will be able to ride for free during the same period.

Bus Routes:

  • Chicot Elementary (METRO Fixed Route 22)­ ­– 11100 Chicot Road
  • Carver Elementary School (METRO Fixed Route 12) ­– 2100 East 6th St.
  • King Elementary School (METRO Fixed Route 11) ­– 905 Martin Luther King Dr.
  • Romine Elementary School (METRO Fixed Route 14 and/or METRO Connect Zone 9) ­– 3400 Romine Road
  • Stephens Elementary School (METRO Fixed Route 16) ­– 3700 West 18th St.
  • Terry Elementary School (METRO Fixed Route 5 – adjacent) ­– 10800 Mara Lynn Rd.
  • McClellan High School (METRO Fixed Routes 17, 22, 23 - adjacent) ­– 9417 Geyer Springs Road
  • Dee Brown Library (METRO Fixed Routes 22, 23) ­– 6325 Baseline Road
  • Sue Cowan Williams Library (METRO Fixed Route 16) ­– 1800 South Chester St.
  • McMath Library (METRO Connect Zone 9) ­– 2100 John Barrow Road
  • Terry Library (METRO Fixed Route 8) – 2015 Napa Valley Drive

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