Free Meals - Summer Feeding Launches June 2

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The goal of the USDA Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is to provide free meals and snacks to all children under the age of 18.

The program provides the first free meals of summer starting on Monday, June 2, and will continue through Thursday, July 31.

Whitfield County families who are struggling to make ends meet may take advantage of the federally-funded summer feeding program to provide free healthy meals for their children. Breakfast is served from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and lunch serving times vary from 11:15 a.

m. until 12:40 p.m. depending on the site. Meals will be served on weekdays.

The community program is completely funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. No local tax dollars supplement the program and there is no additional tax burden on the local school systems or community.

Sites include church buildings, community centers, playgrounds, apartment complexes, parks and other areas where children gather in the summer.

Each site is limited to two servings per day and may provide breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Food is for children 18 years old and younger, and must be eaten on site.

For more information about the summer feeding program and feeding sites, please call (706) 259-9537. You may also call or send a text message to Annette Gordy at (706) 508-2013.

Sites this year include:

Antioch Baptist Church
Bay Street Trailer Park
Bear Creek Subdivision
Bonnie Grove Subdivision
Cedar Ridge Trailer Park
Coahulla Creek High
Cohutta Elementary
Cricket Trailer Park
Dawnville Elementary
Eastbrook Trailer Park
Eastside Elementary
Gillespie Drive
Hill Road Apartments
Hill Top Trailer Park
Manis Grocery, Cohutta
Margaret Circle
Mount Vernon United Baptist Church (Westside)
Mountain View Subdivision (Cleveland Hwy)
New Haven United Methodist Church (South 41)
New Life Baptist Church North Whitfield Middle
Nueva Vida Christian (1499 Riverbend Road)
Pleasant Grove Elementary
Ridley Trailer Park
Riverbend Trailer Park
Roberts Circle Trailer Park
Southeast High School
Stanley St., Eastside Area
Stinnett Trailer Park
Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church
Valley Baptist Church
Valley Point Park (at the school)
Varnell City Pavilion

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