Dougherty Co. School System to offer free meals to kids over the summer

Dougherty Co. School System to offer free meals to kids over the summer
When school is out, several kids around SWGA don't receive a reliable meal each day. (Source: WALB)
Nutrition Director Blaine Allen with the Dougherty County School System (Source: WALB)
Nutrition Director Blaine Allen with the Dougherty County School System (Source: WALB)

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - School may be out soon, but the Dougherty County School System will continue to feed students during the summer.

The summer feeding program will begin on Tuesday.

The program will offer breakfast or lunch to any kid under 18.

The school system teams up with the Albany Parks and Recreation Department to offer the program.

There are 25 sites in Dougherty County that kids can go to for food.

"One in five children in our nation suffer from food insecurities meaning that they don't know where their next meal is coming from and we have those same issues right here in Dougherty County," said DCSS Nutrition Director Blaine Allen. "So, that's why our seamless summer program is so important."

Last year the program handed out 150,000 meals over the summer.

The program ends July 13. ?

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