SFSP continues summer lunch program

Clariece Hammonds and Selina Gore greet some of the summer lunch guests.
Clariece Hammonds and Selina Gore greet some of the summer lunch guests.

All Columbus County schools participate in providing meals for children and teens 18 and under and will continue until July 15. The full meals, which will include an entrée, a grain (bread, pasta, noodles, etc.) and milk, can be picked up at the schools between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

 “This is not the first time we have participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program,” said Kimberly Clontz, Child Nutrition Director of Columbus County Schools. “Things are going well this summer.”

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded and state-administered program. The Columbus County School System have participated for two years at various school sites, and this year all county schools are taking part.

Gore catches up with some of the students participating in the summer school lunch program. SFSP ends July 15 for the county schools.

The SFSP reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low income areas during the summer months when school is not in session. All children and teens in the area are allowed to participate in the program. 

“If the USDA continues to offer the SFSP, we would like to participate in the program,” says Clontz. 

Meals are available at the following schools:

Acme-Delco Elementary 

Cerro Gordo Elementary

Chadbourn Elementary

East Columbus JR/SR High

Evergreen Elementary 

Hallsboro / Artesia Elementary 

Old Dock Elementary

Tabor City Elementary 

Tabor City Middle

West Columbus High 

Williams Township