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Find out where to get free summer meals for your student

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Free summer meal programs for students are kicking off across the area. Students age 18 and younger can get breakfast and lunch at designated sites on weekdays, and they don’t have to be enrolled in district schools to participate.

Houston County’s program runs until July 28. Meals will be served at Huntington Middle School and Northside High School’s Tabor Academy from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch also will be offered at Morningside Elementary from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will also be mobile routes.

Bibb County’s program runs Monday to July 14, and meal sites are listed at www.bcsdk12.net/bibbcsd under “summer meals program.”

The Peach County district hosts breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-noon on Monday through Thursday in June at Peach County High School. Monroe County will serve breakfast and lunch at the Banks Stephens campus of Monroe County Middle on June 5-9 and June 12-16.

Bleckley County’s program goes through July 20, but no meals will be served July 3-7. Lunch sites include Bleckley County High School, Bleckley County Sports Complex, Mount Zion Baptist Church and Turner Chapel AME.

Bleckley mobile sites are Mount Zion Baptist Church, S Curve Site Pecan Grove, English Trailer Park, Galilee Caring Hands, intersection of Butts Road, Anchor Point, Pebble Hill and Rock Hill. In addition, Bleckley County Learning Center hosts dinner at 5:30 pm. Monday through Thursday.

Other Middle Georgia organizations and churches will periodically provide meals during their summer programs. Visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks to find additional meal sites.

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea

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