Clayton under way in ‘seamless’ summer meals program

JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools’ summer meals program is under way.

Officials reported more than 2,000 young people turned out to receive a free meal the first day, June 3, and anticipate serving as many as 3,000 per day as the summer kicks off.

The summer meals program, sponsored by the U.S Department of Agriculture, provides free meals to children when schools are closed for summer break.

Youths, 18 and under, and adults who meet the state’s definition of mentally or physically disabled can participate in the program.

Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 12:30 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Kilpatrick Elementary School will serve through June 27. Marshall Elementary, Eddie White Academy, Morrow Middle and Drew High will serve meals through June 25.

Mundy’s Mill High will serve meals the weeks of July 8-12 and July 22-26. Breakfast is from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch is from 12:15 p.m. until 1 p.m.

The program is being administered through the school district’s nutrition services department, which can be reached at 678-479-0171.