Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Food Program for Children Who Rely on School Meals

Families whose children rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year may struggle to provide nourishing meals in the summer months.  The statewide program “No Kid Hungry” is a way to help to those families—they can visit a number of places across the state and 41 locations in Fulton County for breakfast, lunch, snacks and/or dinner meals.  See the attached flyer for the schedule and locations of Fulton‘s FREE meals.  

The program is a service of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Office of Integrity and Strategy which oversees the state’s WIC program.  It is open to all children who are 18-years or younger.  There is no enrollment requirement and there is no cost.  Families in need can get more information about when and where to visit the sites in their neighborhoods by texting “Food” to 877-877.  They will be texted the number of the National Hunger Hotline where they can access information.   

Families may also visit this website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks. They’ll find an interactive map that will direct them to the various meal venues.  WIC families can get more information in the health centers where they receive their WIC services.

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