LIST: schools and organizations offering free meals for kids this summer


CULLMAN COUNTY – Through a federally-funded program co-sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cullman County children and teens will have the opportunity to eat free breakfasts and lunches this summer.

According to the program’s website, “Break for a Plate” is “a federally-funded, state-administered program.  It reimburses providers who serve free, healthy meals to children and teens age 18 and younger during summer months when school is not in session.  While many receive free and reduced meals during the school year, children need healthy food all year long.”

Meals will be served at the following locations.  Only Colony and West Elementary School will offer the full program.  Please check individual entries for specific dates and times.


Colony Educational Complex, 151 Byars Rd., Hanceville

June 1 to July 31 (closed July 4)

Monday through Friday

Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.

Lunch noon-12:30 p.m.


Cullman Public Library, 200 Clark St. NE, Cullman

July 17-28

Monday through Friday

Lunch only 11 a.m.-noon


Daystar Church, 200 Daystar Dr., Cullman

June 7 to mid-July

Wednesday through Friday

Lunch only 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.


Good Hope Baptist Church, 90 Good Hope School Rd., Cullman

July 17-28

Monday through Friday

Lunch only 10 a.m.-noon


Longview Church of God, 2012 Co Rd 1269, Vinemont

July 17-28

Monday through Friday

Lunch only 10:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m.


The Link of Cullman County, 1101 Third Ave. SE, Cullman

June 6 to July 20 (closed week of July 4)

Tuesday through Thursday

Lunch only noon-12:30 p.m. and 2:45-2:55 p.m.


Welti Elementary School, 8545 County Road 747, Cullman

June 26-29

Monday through Thursday

Breakfast 9-9:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m.-noon


West Elementary School, 303 Rosemont Ave. SW, Cullman

June 5 to July 31 (closed July 4)

Monday through Friday

Breakfast 9-10:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


For more information on Break for a Plate, visit  For more information on local programs contact the North Alabama Agriplex at 256-297-1044.


Image courtesy of Break for a Plate Alabama on Facebook.

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