Can you help with summer meals?

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Each summer 18 million students are at risk of going hungry when the school year ends and school lunches are no longer available.

For many children, school meals are the only complete and nutritious meals they eat, and in the summer they go without. This summer, the need will likely increase.

The Seamless Summer Food Program can help to fill the summer meal gap for children. SSFP is a federally-funded program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under during the summer when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available.

Faith-based, community, and private non-profit organizations can make a difference in the lives of hungry children by serving meals with SSFP administered by Jackson County School Nutrition Program.

Churches, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, and camps can serve meals in neighborhoods with free and reduced-price lunch percentages above 50 percent. Your organization may become an SSFP site where meals are served.

If you would like to receive more information on behalf of your organization, please have a representative attend an orientation session Monday, May 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. or Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. at our 441 Gordon Street Center in Jefferson in Room B-16.

For additional information on Seamless Summer Meals for Jackson County students, please contact Dr. Debra Morris (dmorris@jcss.us) or Mistene Pruitt (mpruitt@jcss.us)  at 706-367-5151.

All host sites must participate in an orientation session in order to receive meals.

“We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to make wholesome meals available to deserving students all summer long,” Dr. Morris said.