2022 Summer Meals Program

NCSS School Nutrition Earns Award; Announces Free Summer Meals Program
Posted on 06/07/2022
summer meals programThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently recognized Newton County School System’s Nutrition Program as a Turnip the Beet Award Silver-Level recipient for serving high-quality and nutritious meals during the summer of 2021. High-quality summer meals help ensure children are healthy and ready to learn when they return to school.

The Turnip the Beet Award highlights sponsors going “above and beyond” to ensure that children receive nutritious and appetizing meals. Sponsors facilitate stakeholder input regarding menu development and provide evidence-based nutrition education to increase program participation and develop lifelong healthy nutrition habits.

Abdul Lindsay, director of the school nutrition program, stated, “children need good nutrition all year long to learn and become well-rounded and prepared for the future.” Thus, the school system strives to provide high-quality food and nutritional services to vulnerable children during the summer break. Additionally, Abdul Lindsay stated, “it is our pleasure to serve all our stakeholders with a smile in support of academia.”

As a proud partner with the USDA and the Georgia Department of Education, the Newton County School System is preparing to serve our communities during the operation of its 2022 Seamless Summer Option Free Meal Program. The program is available for children 18 or younger or 21 and younger with a disability from June 6 through June 30, 2022 at various Newton County Schools and community locations. For more information about the 2022 Seamless Summer Option Free Meal Program, please refer to the chart provided, call (770) 788-3120, or visit www.newtonnutrition.org Summer Meal Program webpage. The USDA provides additional information at https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/seamless-summer-and-other-options-schools.


NCSS is a proud sponsor of these Seamless Summer Option Open Community Sites for 2022
Grace United Methodist Church   3145 Washington St., Covington, Ga 30014
Pleasant View Baptist Church   10201 Flat Shoals Rd., Covington, GA 30014
B.C. Crowell Park   300 Main St., Porterdale, GA 30014
St. Paul A.M.E. Church   13108 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016
Covington Housing Authority   5160 Alcovy Rd., Covington, GA 30014
Nelson Heights Community Center   7200 Laseter, Covington, GA 30014

**Meals are delivered between the hours of 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM from June 6-June 30, 2022 Monday through Thursdays. Call Newton County School Nutrition Program at 770-788-3120 for additional information.