FREE Summer Meals provided in Georgia

Lunch provided to any child 18 years old and younger

Lericia Harris
June 11, 2019 - 1:19 pm

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Throughout the academic year, many public school students rely on school lunch for proper nutrition. Kyle Waide -- CEO of Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) -- says 61% of Georgia’s students are on the free and reduced lunch program. In the summer, only 15% are getting access to regular meals. With summer just ten days away, ACFB has collaborated with various organizations to combat the hunger issue by continue the Summer Hunger campaign. Also referred to as Summer Meals, the campaign provides lunch to any child 18 years old and younger in the state of Georgia. The program is in partnership with Department of Education, Department of Early Childhood and Learning, the Dairy Alliance, and the USDA.

Parents and children can find the closest meal sites by the following:

  • Text “FOODGA” to 877877 from a mobile phone beginning June 1 and be provided geographically based results on the closest sites
  • Visit www.GeorgiaFoodBankAssociation.org for a GPS-enabled map of the closet sites
  • Dial 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) to find locations. For Spanish-speaking participants, clients may call 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273

Listen below as Waide explains more about the FREE Summer Meals program.