Cullman County Schools once again participating in Summer Feeding Program

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CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – On Mondays through Thursdays from June 8 – July 12, hot meals will be provided at the following schools: Fairview, Good Hope Primary, Hanceville, Harmony, Vinemont, Welti and West Point. Bulk meal pick ups will be available in June at Harmony and Fairview.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is federally funded through the USDA for communities which meet the eligibility requirement.

Emily Blankenship, child nutrition program director and wellness coordinator for the school system, explains, “Summer Feeding is a program that ensures all children ages 0-18 have access to a healthy meal. This program availability is based on area eligibility data, such as free and reduced meals and census data percentages.”

In its fourth year, the program seeks to meet the needs of students who could potentially face hunger throughout the summer months when school meals are traditionally unavailable.

“It is especially important for those children who depend on local food pantries and the meals that are provided by our Child Nutrition Program during the school year. I want to make sure our children who depend on school meals during the school year have the opportunity to get a nutritious breakfast and lunch during the summer.”

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