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Summer food program begins

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Chilton County Schools Summer Food Service Program will have more locations this year.

Meals will be provided free to children 18 and under.

The program at the first location opened May 30 and ends at its final location on July 28.

Chilton County High School and the Clanton Housing Authority are new locations for this year.

CCS Child Nutrition Director Melody Bailey said last year children at CHA were served in the program, “but they had to go across the street to the park, so now they will not have to go that far

from their house.”

“Last year there were a lot of children that were missed because they don’t have a way to get to the schools,” Bailey said. “It’s all about feeding the kids and making sure they aren’t missing meals in the summer.”

Locations are selected based on where students who would benefit from the program are located and where a building is available.

Menus for each location will be posted on the Chilton County website at chilton.k12.us under the child nutrition page.

“They must eat it on the premise, they aren’t allowed to take the food of the premises,” Bailey said.

If there is something a student did not finfish eating in the time allotted, then they can take it  with them. This is the only exception.

Bailey said this policy is intended to make sure the student is actually eating the meal provided.

Since identification is not checked in this program, Bailey said children visiting local relatives could also participate.

New Covert Missionary Baptist Church will also offer a Summer Food Service Program in Maplesville.

The schedule and locations for the program are as follows:

Clanton Middle School

835 Temple Road

Open June 1 to July 27, Monday – Thursday

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:15 – noon

 

Chilton County High School

1214 Seventh Street South

Open June 5 to July 27, Monday – Thursday

Lunch: 10:30 -11:45 a.m.

 

Jemison High School

25195 U.S. Highway 31

Open June 5 to July 27, Monday – Thursday

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Lunch: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Clanton Housing Authority

100 Thompson Avenue

Open June 5 to July 27, Monday -Friday

Lunch: 11:30- 12:15 p.m.

 

New Convert Missionary Baptist Church

861 County Road 380

Open June 5 to July 2 and July 8 to July 28, Monday -Friday

Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

YMCA

405 Ollie Ave

Open May 30 to July 28, Monday -Friday

Breakfast: 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:15 – noon

The programs at schools will be available Monday – Thursday.

Children can simply show up at the program in order to participate.

The expansion of the program was made possible through a grant from the National League of Cities grant.

For more information about the schools’ program, contact Bailey at 205-280-3000. For more information about the Maplesville program, contact New Convert Baptist.