Free meals start today for Muscogee County public school students

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COLUMBUS, Ga- This morning is the first day of the Muscogee County School District’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program.

The school district is offering free breakfast and lunch to all children ages one to 18 years old.  Breakfast will be served from 8 am – 9 am each Monday through Thursday this summer. Lunch will run each Monday through Thursday 11:30 am – 1 pm.  The meals will be served from today through July 21. The program will not serve on July 4.

Right now, the school district plans to open up many school cafeterias across the Muscogee County area to serve the meals.  Those meal sites include:

Baker Middle School, 1215 Benning Dr.

Brewer Elementary School, 2951 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Carver High School, 3100 8th Street,

J.D. Davis Elementary School, 1822 Shepherd Drive

Dawson Elementary School, 180 Northstar Drive

Double Churches Middle School, 7611 Whitesville Road

Early College Academy, 2701 11th Avenue

East Columbus Magnet Academy, 6100 Georgetown Drive

Eddy Middle School, 2100 South Lumpkin Road

Forrest Road Elementary School, 6400 Forrest Road

Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy, 2900 Woodruff Farm Road

Fox Elementary School, 600 38th Street

Jordon High School, 3200 Howard Avenue

Key Elementary School, 2520 Broadmoor Drive

Lonnie Jackson Academy, 4601 Buena Vista Road

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 250 30th Avenue

Rigdon Road Elementary School, 1320 Rigdon Road

South Columbus Elementary School, 1964 Torch Hill Road

Spencer High School, 4340 Victory Drive

St. Mary’s Road Elementary School, 4408 St. Mary’s Road

Wesley Heights Elementary School, 1801 Amber Drive

The Muscogee County School District says turn out each summer is usually good for its summer meal programs; however, should turnout be low at one of the sites, parents and students should note this list could be revised as the summer progresses.

Not only does the meal program help keep kids nourished, but it also promotes continued education during summer break.

“It helps alleviate food insecurity and hunger in our students most in need. It also continues to encourage them to have healthy eating habits that last into adulthood,” says Eddie Cromwell, Area Coordinator, of the Muscogee County School Nutrition Program.

According to the Muscogee County School District, “A person who is 19 years or older, physically or mentally handicapped, and enrolled or participated during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program, may also qualify.”  Adults are able to buy meals at the following prices– $1.50 per breakfast / $4.50 per lunch.

For updates and more information, visit the school district’s website.

 

 

 

 

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