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DC Public Schools Provide Families with Free Uber Rides to Select Summer Meal Sites

Thursday, July 15, 2021

(Washington, DC) — Starting this week, DC Public Schools (DCPS) families can get free rides to select school summer meal sites with Uber vouchers. From now through August 27, DCPS will cover the cost of rides to and from eight meal sites across the District. Families will receive information from DCPS directly about how they can redeem their free Uber ride vouchers.

DCPS Food and Nutrition Services, with the support of community partners such as Martha’s Table, DC Central Kitchen, and Capitol Area Food Bank, provides “grab-and-go” meals for youth as well as grocery distribution for families at nearly 40 schools around the District. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCPS meal sites have provided more than 1.5 million meals to students and youth.

“DCPS prioritizes the well-being of our students,” said DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee. “By providing free transportation for District families to grab-and-go meal distribution locations, we’re ensuring every child has food on the table and one less obstacle on their way to their academic success.”

Uber ride credits can be redeemed on rides to the following eight DCPS summer meal sites that are in operation Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. If a family needs support in scheduling an Uber ride to a DCPS summer meal site or has any questions, they can email [email protected].

School

Ward

Address

Cardozo EC

1

1200 Clifton Street NW

Thomson ES

2

1200 L Street NW

Coolidge HS

4

6315 5th Street NW

Langdon ES

5

1900 Evarts Street NE

Kelly Miller MS*

7

301 49th Street NE

Kimball ES

7

3375 Minnesota Ave SE

Ballou HS*

8

3401 4th Street SE

Turner ES *

8

3264 Stanton Road SE

* Grocery distribution services will be available at Kelly Miller, Ballou, and Turner on various dates and times throughout the summer. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/food to view the grocery distribution schedule as well as a list of all summer meal sites for youth.

Through the DCPS Uber voucher program parents, guardians, and students who have reached 18 years of age can sign up to receive vouchers good for up to a $40 round trip from their home to the nearest food distribution site and back. Individuals are limited to six (6) round trip vouchers in total during July and August. The DCPS Uber meal site voucher promotion will remain active until supplies last.