Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.
The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is providing free breakfast and lunch for anyone 18 & Under.
From June 7th - July 2nd a hot breakfast and lunch will be served daily at the following locations:
Cairo High School Cafeteria
455 5th Street SE
Washington Middle School Cafeteria
1277 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Southside Elementary School Cafeteria
322 4th Ave. SE
Serving Times: Breakfast - 7:30 - 9:00 AM Lunch - 7:30 - 9:00 AM
From June 7th through July 2nd Roddenbery Memorial Library will serve sack lunches from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM.
From June 7th though July 2nd we will also have Mobile Food Drop Locations. There will be a Grady County School's Bus at each site from 11:30 - 12:30 on each Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday each child will receive 4 meals and on each Thursday each child will receive 6 meals.
The locations are as follows:
Johnson's Meat Market
Eastside Baptist Church
Iglesia Adventista Church - 7th Ave. NE
Northside Elementary School
For more information call 229-377-2513
*Child must be present to receive their meals.
For a complete listing of locations / dates / meal service times:
1. Text FOODGA to 877877
2. Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY
3. Go to www.FoodFinderGA.org
4. Go to GeorgiaFoodBankAssociation.org or https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click this link to find a site near you.
Good nutrition is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods helps ensure students retain their hard learned knowledge… and to help them to keep right on learning throughout the summer. For many of these children, summer vacation can bring the temptation of eating empty calorie snacks and foods that are high in sugar, fats and sodium. And for many others, summer exposes students to an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline. Make seasonal fruits and vegetables a high priority for your snacks, meals and anytime.
Summertime is a time to play hard...but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Make sure good nutrition remains a priority all summer long, and students will return to school in the Fall healthy, sharp and ready to learn.
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