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Summer food program feeds hundreds

Linda Harris Linda Harris


More Dougherty County children have full bellies this summer thanks to a new partnership.

The Carver Sports Complex is one of 49 sites across the county providing free breakfast and lunch to hundreds of children.

That's more than double the number of sites from last year's Summer Seamless program, which is federally funded.

This year, the Dougherty County school system teamed up with the Albany Parks and Recreation department to feed more children. 

"Some of them don't get a meal. Some of these children come up here from 8:30 in the morning and they don't go home until the sun goes down. So this is the best thing that happened to some of them. If they don't feed them, we're going to have to feed them ourselves. So I'm happy with the program," said Linda Harris, the recreation supervisor.

Harris has helped out for the past 17 years and calls this program a blessing for the whole community.

She says during the week they feed between 65 and 100 children at the Carver Sports Complex.

Organizers hope to serve about 250,000 meals through July 18th. 





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