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The city’s annual summer food program for students will be launching on June 3.
The program helps ensure children up to 18 years of age will continue to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch when school isn’t in session, according to program materials. Each summer, an average of 222,837 meals are served, totaling approximately 8,136 meals per day.
Meals are provided to churches, recreation centers, camps and non-profit organizations across the city, program materials indicate. This year, a Food Bus competent will be running to reach children who may not have reliable access to transportation.
The Food Bus will make weekly stops at the following locations:
- Columbia At South River Gardens Apartments
- Constitution Apartments
- Columbia at Mechanicsville Apartments
- Columbia At Sylvan Hills Apartments
- Edgewood Courts Apartments
- West Highlands Apartments
- Cleveland Avenue Branch Library
- East Atlanta Branch Library
- Louise Watley Library at Southeast
- Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing Library
The program begins next week on June 3 and will run through Aug. 2, according to program materials.
The Summer Food program is made possible through a partnership between the Office of Health and Human Services and Bright from the Start: Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning.
For more information, click here. For direct assistance, please contact Program Coordinator Alexis Ramey at 404-546-3122.