May 19, 2013

Free summer lunches for youth to start June 3

Submitted by Whitfield County Schools

— The goal of the United States Department of Agriculture Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is to provide free meals and snacks to all children under the age of 18.

The service launches with the first free meals of summer shared on Monday, June 3, and will continue through July 31. Families may also visit North Whitfield Middle School or the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy on Saturdays and Sundays where lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. depending on the site. Call (706) 876-3679 or (706) 259-9537 for exact times or more information.

The community service is paid for by the USDA. No local tax dollars supplement the program, placing no additional tax burden on the local school systems or community.

Sites include church buildings, community centers, playgrounds, apartment complexes, parks and other areas where children gather in the summer. Guidelines limit each site to two servings per day and they may provide breakfast, lunch or a snack. Food must be eaten on site.

Sites this year include:

• Amberfield Subdivision, phase one and two.

• Antioch Elementary.

• Autumn Ridge Apartments, Cleveland Highway.

• Bear Creek Estates.

• Bonnie Grove Subdivision.

• Carolyn Baptist Church.

• Cedar Ridge trailer park.

• Chalet Valley Apartments.

• Cleveland Highway trailer park.

• Cricket trailer park.

• Curtis Road.

• Dawnville Elementary.

• Dawnville Meadows.

• Derby Drive.

• Eastbrook trailer park.

• Eastside Elementary.

• Excalibur Apartments.

• Gillespie Drive.

• Hill Road Apartments.

• Hill Top trailer park.

• Jason Way.

• Jupiter Circle, Dawnville.

• Liberty Baptist Church.

• Lago Vista Apartments.

• Maddox Chapel Apartments.

• Manis Grocery, Cohutta.

• Margaret Circle.

• Martin Luther King Jr. trailer park.

• Mount Vernon United Methodist Church (Westside).

• Mountain View Subdivision, Cleveland Highway.

• New Haven United Methodist Church, Highway 41 South.

• New Life Baptist Church.

• North Whitfield Middle.

• Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy.

• Park Place Apartments.

• Piney Ridge trailer park.

• Pleasant Grove Elementary.

• Riverbend trailer park.

• Roberts Circle trailer park.

• Salem Baptist Church.

• Stanley Street, Eastside area.

• Strawberry Commons.

• Stinnet trailer park.

• Timbervale Circle.

• Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church.

• Turf Road.

• Uma Way.

• Underwood Apartments.

• Underwood Circle Apartments.

• Valley Baptist Church.

• Valley Point Park (at the school).

• Varnell Pavilion.

• Woodlawn Subdivision.

• Woodpark Subdivision.