The summer feeding program, brought to you by the USDA and the Alabama State Board of Education have announced once again that kids and teens can eat free during specified dates and times this summer. This is the fourth year Blount County has utilized this opportunity to ensure children continue to receive nutritious meals throughout their summer vacation.
The program offers breakfast and lunch, is open to children 18 and under, and there is no cost. Blount County Education Foundation executive director Mitchie Neel confirmed that summer camp attendees participate in the program when the camp corresponds with meal days and times.
For those attending the six-week Dreamcatcher Camp at Susan Moore, the meals will be offered for all six weeks of the program. Blount County Board of Education nutritionist Stephanie Overstreet said that students do not have to be signed up for summer camps to participate in the summer meal program and encourages everyone who needs assistance to participate.
Dates and times for the summer meals are printed on page A3.
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