AL, GA schools offer free summer feeding programs

Seamless Summer Feeding Program begins
Published: May. 19, 2016 at 8:40 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2016 at 1:57 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA/PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - The Phenix City Board of Education and Muscogee County School District have announced the schedules for their free summer feeding programs.

Breakfast and lunch will be available each Monday through Friday at all Phenix City parks and rec sites, housing authority sites, South Girard School, and Central High School.

The program is free to all students 18 years old and younger, and will run from Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 22.

Breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m., and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more details contact the Phenix City Board of Education.

There are also a few sites in Eufaula, AL that will offer lunch (excluding July 4):

Eufaula High School 
June 6- July 22 
530 Lake Drive; phone contact 687-1100
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CST

Mt. Level Baptist Church 
June 6- July 29 
240 Laney Street; phone contact 687-4406
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CST

St. John AME Church 
June 6- July 29 
901 Dale Road; phone contact 232-4535 or 689-3669
11 a.m.-1 p.m. CST

Lee County Schools in Alabama are also offering a lunch feeding program.

Children 18 years old or younger can eat lunch free Monday-Thursday daily. Options consist of wraps, sandwiches, and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Lunch will be offered June 1 through July 28 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST at Beauregard Elementary School, Beulah Elementary School, East Smiths Station Elementary School, and the Loachapoka School.

Lunch will also be offered at Sanford Middle School from June 1 through June 27 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST.

All locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day.

Transportation must be provided to and from the location for the children. All food must be eaten in the lunchrooms, and children can leave as soon as they finish their meal.

Food is provided by Feeding the Gulf Coast Agency.

Additionally, the Muscogee County School District kicks off its free Seamless Summer Feeding Program from Monday, June 6 through Thursday, July 21.

Children who are one to 18 years of age may participate at no cost. A person who is 19 years or older, physically or mentally handicapped, and enrolled or participated during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program, may also qualify.

Breakfast is served Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All sites are closed on Monday, July 4.

School site operation for the free meal program is contingent upon the number of active participants at each location.

Adults may also purchase breakfast for $1.50 and lunch for $4.50.

The summer feeding school sites in Muscogee County are:

  • Baker Middle School at 1215 Benning Dr., 31906
  • Brewer Elementary School at 2951 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 31906
  • Carver High School at 3100 8th Street, 31906
  • J.D. Davis Elementary School at 1822 Shepherd Drive, 31906
  • Dawson Elementary School at 180 Northstar Drive, 31907
  • Double Churches Middle School at 7611 Whitesville Road, 31904
  • Early College Academy at 2701 11th Avenue, 31904
  • East Columbus Magnet Academy at 6100 Georgetown Drive, 31907
  • Eddy Middle School at 2100 South Lumpkin Road, 31903
  • Forrest Road Elementary School at 6400 Forrest Road, 31907
  • Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy at 2900 Woodruff Farm Road, 31907
  • Fox Elementary School at 600 38th Street, 31904
  • Jordan High School at 3200 Howard Avenue, 31904
  • Key Elementary School at 2520 Broadmoor Drive, 31903
  • Lonnie Jackson Academy at 4601 Buena Vista Road, 31907
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School at 350 30th Avenue, 31903
  • Rigdon Road Elementary School at 1320 Rigdon Road, 31906
  • South Columbus Elementary School at 1964 Torch Hill Road, 31903
  • Spencer High School at 4340 Victory Drive, 31903
  • St. Mary’s Road Elementary School at 4408 St. Mary’s Road, 31907
  • Wesley Heights Elementary School at 1801 Amber Drive, 31907

For a full list of sites offering summer meal programs, visit this link on the USDA website and enter a location.

If you know of any additional schools in the Chattahoochee Valley that are offering free breakfast or lunch, please email us and we'll update this story.

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