Dear Families,

While we are sad that we will not be able to welcome our students back to school on Monday, we hope that everyone is doing well, practicing social/physical distancing, and staying healthy. 

In our last communication, we shared Shelby County Schools’ plans for food distribution March 23-27. Since then, you have likely seen or heard that they provided the following update on their website:

UPDATE (3/20/20): SCS MEAL DISTRIBUTION SUSPENDED  The Shelby County Health Department has confirmed that an employee in the SCS Nutrition Services Department tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this news, we have no choice but to suspend all planned meal distribution for students indefinitely. Our intent has always been to ensure students continue to receive the meals they depend on in our schools during this closure, so this is extremely unfortunate. However, there are simply too many unknown factors about the spread of this virus to take any chances of putting more people at risk. We will continue working with the Health Department to assess the situation, but in the meantime we will be calling on City and County government and other community food distributors to help provide urgent support and food resources for our children during this school closure period. 

You can find a list of local food pantry sites listed at the bottom of this page.We wanted to make sure that you saw this and also make you aware of an additional distribution site very close to The Soulsville Charter School

Memphis Delta Prep charter school (1237 College Street) will have meals available this week and they have no connection to Shelby County Schools’ Central Nutrition Center of food distribution. Please feel free to drive thru there. Additional information is below:


MARCH 23 – 27, MARCH 30 – APRIL 3

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Memphis Delta Prep:  1237 College Street

  • Meals can be picked up for children ages 18 and under at Memphis Delta Prep between 11:00-1:00 during the weeks of March 23rd and March 30th.
  • Meals can be picked up by pulling up in front of the school (like car line) or by walking up.
  • Children must be present in order to receive a meal.
  • Any child ages 18 and under can receive a meal, including non-MDP students.
  • Meals should be immediately taken off-site to consume in order to limit congregating.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be enforced, and families are asked to following signage and staff instructions.
  • No one will be allowed entry into the school building during this time for any reason.

Please be sure to visit Shelby County School’s website often and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates around school closure. Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay well, everyone. We will get through this.

NeShante D. Brown, Ed.D.
Executive DirectorThe Soulsville Charter School