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Fulton County Schools Serve Summer Meals
Hunger does not take a vacation
May 20, 2019 - The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Starting this June, Fulton County Schools plans to serve over 4,500 meals a day at over 50 approved sites across the county as part of its annual Summer Feeding Program. Any child under age 18 may come and eat a summer meal.
When schools let out for the summer, many children are at risk of hunger and malnutrition. The lack of nutrition during the summer months can result in poor performance once the school year begins and makes children more prone to illnesses and other health issues. SFSP is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
"The Fulton County School Nutrition Program recognizes the important role school meals play in combating childhood hunger," said Alyssia Wright, executive director of the district's School Nutrition Program. "For many families, schools are the one place their children can get a nutritious meal. Our summer feeding program allows communities to continue feeding children when school is not in session."
In addition to serving summer meals at school locations, the Fulton County School Nutrition Program has alsopartnered with Action Ministries to help deliver and serve summer meals to additional community locations.