May 22, 2017 — Lunchtime meals will be served free of charge for children 18 years old and younger beginning Tuesday, May 30, and continuing through Friday, July 28, at 14 locations across Jackson County.
Meals from the federally-funded initiative, administered by the Jackson County School System’s school nutrition program, will be served onboard school buses at stops in the Pendergrass, Maysville, Commerce, Athens, Nicholson, and Arcade ZIP codes. No service will be available July 3-4.
Meals must be consumed onsite, and only one meal per child is available, according to Dr. Debra Morris, JCSS’s director of school nutrition. Adults who wish to eat will be charged $3.50 per meal.
Route 1 has its first stop at Pleasant Hill Mobile Home Park, Pendergrass, at 11 a.m., departing at 11:40. It will stop at the Maysville Library, 9247 Gillsville Road, at noon, departing at 12:30; and end its route at Pleasant Acres, 30 Hale Road, Maysville, arriving at 12:45 and departing at 1:30 p.m.
Route 2, covering the Commerce area, stops at Jackson Hills, 110 B Wilson Road, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; at Ashworth Mobile Home Park, 935 Homer Road, from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m.; at the Commerce Library, 1344 S. Broad St., from noon to 12:30 p.m.; and at 100 Heritage Hills Drive, from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
Route 3 will begin at Tolbert Trailer Park, Center Trading Post, Athens, with a stop from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.; at 1 Brooks Drive, Athens, from 11:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; at the Harold Swindle Public Library, 5466 Hwy 441 S, Nicholson, from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; and end at Fox Chase, 503 Jim David Road, Nicholson, from 1:10 to 1:45 p.m.
Route 4 begins with a stop at 1944 Oak Grove Road, Athens, from 11:30 a.m. to noon; moves to Rock Forge, 101 White Oak Trail, Arcade, from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; and ends at 33 Swan Court, Arcade, from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.
The program is part of the Seamless Summer Food Program, which helps fill the summer meal gap for children when national school lunch and school breakfast program meals are not available.
For more information, call 706-367-5151.