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District prepping for summer meal program

The Clayton County Public Schools is set to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Seamless Summer Meal Program.

School officials said the program is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 29, and will conclude on Thursday, June 21.

Breakfast for neighborhood children will be served from 9 a.m., to 9:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and lunch will be served from noon to 12: 30 p.m.

Students attending summer school will also receive free meals, which will be served at an earlier time said school officials. Meals will be offered at the following locations: Callaway and Marshall elementary schools; Eddie White Academy; Morrow Middle School, and Drew High School.

Adults over the ages of 18 accompanying children to the program sites can purchase breakfast for $1.75 and lunch for $3. School officials are asking participants to enter schools through the main office, sign in as a visitor, and obtain a visitor’s pass to proceed to the cafeteria for a breakfast or lunch meal.

Once the meal is completed, school officials said participants should return to the schools’ main office to sign out and immediately exit the building. Groups larger than eight people are asked to complete a “Seamless Summer Outreach Program Interest Assessment form” by Wednesday, May 23. The form can be obtained from the summer school site or the School Nutrition Office.

School officials said the purpose for the summer food program is to give neighborhood children 18 years old and under an opportunity to receive free breakfast and lunch meals during the summer.

For more information, and meal times for each program, please contact the district’s School Nutrition Department at (678) 479-0171.

Comments

DE 1 year, 11 months ago

Our country is TRILLIONS of dollars in debt, but those of us who actually pay taxes are going to foot the bill for these kids to eat breakfast and lunch for free during the summer? What's wrong with this picture? When are people in this country going to start being responsible for their own actions and stop holding their hands out, expecting everyone else to pick up the tab for them? I would venture to say that the parent or parents of the children participating in this program are already receiving Food Stamps (EBT payments), WIC and other forms of food assistance. What are they doing with that money? Feeding their children are what these programs are designed for, but our government feels it's necessary to give these irresponsible parents even more? This program will even feed the parents at a discount!!! It's time our government puts a stop to this and tell these people that are taking advantage of these programs to start being responsible for their own actions.

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