2024 Summer Meal Program

NCS Announces 2024 Seamless Summer Option Free Meal Program
Posted on 06/03/2024
Summer Meal ProgramAs a proud partner with the USDA and the Georgia Department of Education, Newton County Schools is preparing to serve our communities during the operation of its 2024 Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Free Meal Program. The program is available for children 18 or younger or 21 and younger with a disability on Mondays through Thursdays from June 3-27, 2024, at several community locations.

NOTE: All meals must be consumed on site per federal and state regulations. Some exceptions may apply.

Seamless Summer Option Community Sites for 2024
 Community Site   Address    Estimated Service Time
Denny Dobbs Skate Park   6224 State Route 212, Covington, GA 30016    12:00 Noon
Grace United Methodist Church (downtown pavilion)   3145 Washington Street, Covington, GA 30014    11:00 AM
Pleasant View Baptist Church   10201 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, GA 30014    11:00 AM
B.C. Crowell Park   300 Main Street, Porterdale, GA 30014    11:15 AM
St. Paul A.M.E. Church   13108 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, GA 30016    11:45 AM
Covington Housing Authority   5160 Alcovy Road, Covington, GA 30014    11:15 AM
Nelson Heights Community Center   7200 Laseter Street, Covington, GA 30014    11:00 AM
Note: Lunch Meals are delivered Monday through Thursday, from June 3 to June 27, 2024 at the times listed above.     

Abdul Lindsay, Director of School Nutrition for the school system, stated, “Children need good nutrition all year long to ready them for learning and becoming well-rounded and prepared for the future.” The school nutrition team plans to continue enhancing its 2024 summer feeding program operations by incorporating more flavorful and tasty meal choices, including Georgia Grown agriculture products.

Lindsay also announced that in collaboration with Newton County Government, “our team looks forward to demonstrating continuous quality improvement with the expansion of our summer feeding program serving free quality meals for the first time at Denny Dobbs Skate Park targeting increased student access.”

Dr. Michael Barr, the school district’s Chief Operations Officer, expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to support the community, stating, "We are proud to partner with the USDA and the Georgia Department of Education to provide free, nutritious meals to children in the community during the summer.”

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently recognized the Newton County School’s Nutrition Program as a Turnip the Beet Award Gold-level recipient for its commitment to providing quality and nutritious meals during the summer of 2023. It is the third consecutive year the program has received the award. The USDA Turnip the Beet Award recognizes outstanding program sponsors nationwide who work hard to offer meals to children that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer.

If you have any questions regarding our sponsorship of Newton County SSO Free Food Program at school or community locations, please call Ms. Sonya Rose at (770) 788-3120 (ext. 2017) or visit www.newtonschoolnutrition.org for more details. The USDA provides additional information at https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/seamless-summer-and-other-options-schools.

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