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Free Summertime Meals Served in Jackson County

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It’s officially time to shut the textbooks and put the uniforms up for a few months. Jackson County schools are out for summer but one lunchroom in the county is just now gearing up for the summertime rush. The Jackson County School Board is taking advantage of a federal food program. Anyone 18 years old and under is welcomed to free healthy meals in a safe environment.

The two hot spots in the county are Frank M. Golson Elementary School and Sunrise Worship Center Church, both located in Marianna. Food hits the plate starting with breakfast from 7-8 in the morning. Then doors open back up at 11 until noon for lunchtime. Menus vary each day and provide balanced and quality meals. At this time over one hundred and fifty people have signed up for the program at Frank M. Golson Elementary alone.

"A lot of kids depend on school eating breakfast, lunch and a snack.” Said  Jackson County School Board Operations Manager, Nicole Powell. “A lot of kids when they get home they don't get that supper, so they depend on these meals and reaches out to those children providing a well balanced meal. I wish we could do more."

Last year the average number of people served a day was 260. The program begins next Monday and runs through August 11th.