ATLANTA -- Georgia's Department of Early Child Care and Learning, the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Food Bank Association will hold a summer event where Atlanta kids can get a healthy meal.
The 2013 Georgia Summer Food Service Program is set for Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Grant Park. A spokesman for DECAL said more than 116 program sponsors from across Georgia are expected to serve over 3.5 million meals at over 1,500 sites.
"Providing nutritious summer meals to children who would normally receive free breakfast or lunch during the school year is part of DECAL's commitment to keeping Georgia's children healthy." DECAL Commissioner Bobby Cagle said.
Providing the meals are important to DECAL, as some children in especially low-income areas receive free and low-cost breakfast and lunch from school before class, and do not get them when school is on summer break.