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Fulton County schools to serve meals over summer months

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FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This June, Fulton County Schools plans to serve over 3,000 meals a day at over 40 approved sites across the county as part of its annual “Summer Feeding Program.”

Any child under age 18 may come and eat a summer meal.

The program is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s efforts to curb child hunger.

Each summer, the USDA partners with local organizations like Fulton County Schools to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. In 2016, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provided meals to 2.8 million children each day at 47,981 sites during the program's peak month of July.

“The Fulton County School Nutrition Program recognizes the important role school meals play in combating childhood hunger,” said Alyssia Wright, executive director of the district’s School Nutrition Program. “For many families, schools are the one place their children can get a nutritious meal. Our summer feeding program allows communities to continue feeding children when school is not in session.” 

In addition to serving summer meals at school locations, the Fulton County School Nutrition Program has also partnered with Action Ministries to help deliver and serve summer meals to eight additional community locations. 

To locate summer feeding sites in your neighborhood please visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks. A listing for Fulton County School Nutrition Summer Feeding locations and serving times is also available at www.fcsnutrition.com.

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