The Barrow County School System has added another week to its free summer food program at the county’s two high schools. Any local child 18 years old and younger may eat both breakfast and lunch for free. No registration is required, and the children do not have to be enrolled in the public schools to participate. The federally funded program starts Tuesday, May 21, and is offered on Mondays-Thursdays through June 27.
“The date was changed up a week because Apalachee High School’s extended summer classes are starting on the 21st and we wanted to be able to feed these children,” said Pamela LeFrois, the school system’s director of school nutrition.
The food will be freshly prepared each day and served in the cafeterias of AHS and Winder-Barrow High School. Breakfast is from 7-8:30 a.m. and will include cereals, breads, proteins such as turkey sausage and chicken, juices, fresh fruits, and milk. Lunch is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads, meats, cheeses and milk.