A program to make sure children have access to healthy meals during summer break has begun serving meals across Georgia. The Summer Food Service Program will be available for children age 18 years and younger and those age 19 years and older who have a physical or mental disability. The program will provide a free daily meal and snack for summer camp attendees and will be open to the public as well.
The program MAY run differently according to which site is selected. All times and dates listed hereafter may not apply in your county. Please double check with your nearest site. School sites will serve food Monday through Thursday in June and Monday through Friday in July. Community sites will serve meals Monday through Friday in June and July. No site will be serving on July 4th (and in some cases no meals July 1-5). Breakfast, if applicable, will be severed between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at varying times starting at 10:30 a.m. Depending on your location, lunch may be served up until 1 p.m. Some locations will also serve snacks in the afternoon.
SFSP is a federal nutrition program funded by the USDA to ensure that children throughout Georgia have access to nutritious meals during the summer when school is not in session. The program helps alleviate hunger and malnutrition and address the negative effects that hunger and malnutrition have on an individual’s health, educational development, and growth.
To see if your county will have any sites providing free summer meals, visit here.