DeKalb School System to Offer Summer Meals to Children

May 22, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County School system’s weekly drive through “meals for kids” program at DCHS, DeKalb Middle School, and DeKalb West School ended Thursday, May 21 but the Summer Food Service Program will be June 1-30 at different locations.

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs)

Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

*MONDAYS

11:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.: Bell Street Apartments

11:20 a.m.-11:35 a.m.: Brookview Apartments

11:40 a.m.-11:55 a.m.: Smithville Housing Authority (Jackson Street Area)

12:00 Noon-12:15 p.m.: Short Mountain Village (Near Office)

12:20 p.m.-12:35 p.m.: Smithville Housing Authority (Morgan Drive Area)

12:40 p.m.-12:55 p.m.: Greenbrook Park (Fisher Avenue Side)

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Evans Manor Apartments

*TUESDAYS

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Alexandria City Site (Parking lot on Edgewood Street (Near Liberty State Bank)

11:35 a.m.-11:55 a.m.: Alexandria Housing Authority

12:10 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Liberty Community Center

12:40 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Dowelltown Community Center

During the drive through distribution at the schools, 57,948 school meals were served to area children. They also received food donations from local churches and the school backpack program.

“A huge “Thank you” goes to the area churches, local police force, school cafeteria and transportation employees, central office and school administration, teachers, and all others who contributed to ensure that our students had access to meals during the school closure,” said School Nutrition Supervisor Amy Lattimore.