Summer Feeding Program FAQs

Are meals for children available this summer?

Yes. The Houston County School Nutrition Program will offer meals free of charge to children ages 18 and under.

 

When and where are meals being served to children during the summer feeding program?

From Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, July 21, 2023, meals will be offered at three schools: Huntington Middle, Northside High and Perry High. Meals will be served between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

 

Will vans deliver meals to neighborhoods this summer?

Yes. Six mobile routes will travel scheduled and state approved routes through Houston County neighborhoods to serve children who are unable to access one of the school sites. For specific information on routes and stops, please contact Houston County School Nutrition at 478-322-3308 or email schoolnutrition@hcbe.net.

 

Are there drive through locations, similar to last year, where I can pick up bulk meal packs for my children?

We understand that this was a very convenient and helpful service, and it is always our goal to reach as many families as possible within the state and federal regulations. However, per federal guidance, we are required to return to pre-pandemic operations. Meals will be provided daily at each site, and children are required to eat on site at the school or van stop. We do our best to follow these regulations so as to not jeopardize the program’s sustainability or operations in the future.

 

Do children need to be present to receive meals?

Yes, children must be present to receive a meal. Parents cannot pick up meals for children. 

 

Do children need to be enrolled in Houston County Schools to receive summer meals at no cost?

No. Children do not need to be enrolled in the Houston County School System to receive meals. Any children 18 and under are eligible.

 

Are there any days during the summer that meals will not be available?

Our locations will close on June 19, July 3, and July 4, 2023 to allow staff to observe federal, state and local holidays.

  

Can my church or community organization serve as a host site for meal pickups?

We sure hope so! Please call Sybrennia James, Summer Feeding Coordinator, at 478-322-3308, Ext. 3366, in order to determine if your organization is eligible.

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