CULLMAN, Ala. – Each Tuesday during the month of June, a week’s worth of free meals will be provided for school-aged children at the Cullman County Child Development Center. Residents can pick up five frozen breakfasts, five frozen lunches, vegetables, fruit, one gallon of milk and a half-gallon of orange juice. Children do not have to be students of the Child Development Center; any school-aged child is welcome to participate.
The program starts Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. and will go until noon, or until supplies run out. Pickups are first come, first served.
Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette encourages any families of school-aged children who want these meals to arrive early. Each participating child will receive a box.
“We are excited to be able to offer this through our child nutrition program,” Barnette stated.
Barnette said Cullman County Schools is happy to be able to provide these meals through the Break for a Plate Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
The program was “created to ensure all Alabama children can continue to receive nutritious meals throughout their time away from school. A federally-funded, state-administered program, it reimburses providers who serve free, healthy meals to children and teens aged 18 and younger when school is not in session. While many receive free and reduced meals during the school year, children need healthy food all year long.” (www.breakforaplate.com/summer)
Pickups will also take place at 10 a.m. June 13, 20 and 27. The Cullman County Child Development Center is located at 17600 U.S. Highway 31 N. For more information, call 256-734-7789.
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