Summer Feeding Program
Summer feeding program for children begins today
Posted on 05/31/2016
Summer feeding program
As the percentage of children in schools receiving free or reduced price meals rises, so does the concern of children and parents about where meals will come from during the summer when school is out.  Many parents in our community rely on the school food service program during the school year to provide quality, delicious and nutritious meals for their children.  

In Floyd County, school is out but meals are still in for children in the community.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is partnering with local communities again this year to serve free meals for children and Floyd County Schools is teaming up with local churches and organizations to meet the need in our community.

There are no income requirements and any child under the age of 18 may visit one of the community locations to get a good meal. "The program continues to grow each year," stated Donna Carver, director of School Nutrition for Floyd County Schools. "Site meal times will vary but we will provide food for children Monday through Friday at some of our local school cafeterias and many community locations."

Walk-in sites will be located in the cafeterias at the following Floyd County Schools with meals served Monday through Friday through July 28. 
  • Armuchee High School -  breakfast 8 - 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Model High School - breakfast 8 - 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • Pepperell High School - breakfast 8 - 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 noon
These additional school locations will serve only lunch.
  • Garden Lakes Elementary - 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • McHenry Primary School - 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Working with community agencies, churches and volunteers; there are a number of other community locations where meals will be served during the summer. "This is an extremely vital program for our community during the summer break and we appreciate community partners and volunteers coming together to help us make this possible for the children of our community," said Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools. 

A complete listing of locations, dates and times are available on the school system's website at 
 Summer Feeding Program Schedule

Carver added, "If you don’t see a site listed that is in your area, please contact Floyd County Schools and we may be able to assist you in locating a site that may be convenient for your children to visit."

There will be an official community Kick-off Celebration of the Summer Feeding Program on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ridge Ferry Park.  The celebration will include activities and free meals for kids 18 and under and fun for the entire family.