The school year has ended and students enjoy long afternoons in the sun with friends and family. But what happens when the normal lunchtime routine that exists at school is gone? For many students in the state, getting three meals a day doesn’t come easy. The need for a free or reduced breakfast and lunch that is normally served by schools during the school day still remains when summer begins.
The Alabama Department of Education’s Child Nutrition section offers help for those that do not have access to nutritional, consistent meals. The Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer program are designed to fill the gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. Both programs were created to ensure children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations.
The Summer Feeding Service program has locations in many local communities in the state. Please contact the site for dates for participation.