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GMFB's Summer Feeding Program

GMFB's Summer Feeding Program

Creating Summer Smiles 

In order to ensure that some of the counties most at-risk children receive healthy summer lunches for the eight-week break from school, GMFB is partnering with University of North Georgia in the Summer Feeding Service Program (SFSP), a program of the United States Department of Agriculture Nutritional Division. Through this partnership, GMFB plans to provide healthy lunch meals to 500-700 kids each day throughout the summer break in Hall County, Forsyth County and Lumpkin County. The program has helped feed thousands of kids who would likely go without lunch during the summer break and has filled a vital hunger gap for some of the most vulnerable in our community. 

Summer feeding sites supported by GMFB are targeted to provide meals to under-served children and neighborhoods. This year the sites include:

Hall County:

  • Boys & Girls Club- Walters Club

  • Boys & Girls Club- Lymman Hall

  • Boys & Girls Club- Downey CLub

  • RISE at Melrose

  • RISE at Fair Street

  • Greater Emanger Church (Cooley Drive)

  • New Town Florist Club Girls Camp (Fair Street School)

Forsyth County:

  • Cumming Elementary

  • Triple Gap Apartments

  • YMCA Camp

  • Baldridge

  • Sun Suites

Lumpkin County:

  • Dahlonega First United Methodist Church at the Wellington Community

  • Rainbow Children's Home

  • Woody Gap Suches

The children and youth participating in these vital programs are some of the most at-risk during the summer months for both obesity and childhood food insecurity. We know that these children are facing many roadblocks to success, and during the summer months, these programs provide the children with the tools they need to retain knowledge and keep them healthy and strong until school begins again in August each year. While providing food is necessary, it is important to provide the right types of healthy foods. During the school year, these children qualify for breakfast and lunch meals at school and through our partnerships, we will maintain good nutritional support in the summer months. 

Our summer programs are made possible through the generosity of: 

  • Arby's Foundation

  • Chestnut Mountain Church

  • Cotton Eyed Joe's

  • Enterprise Commercial Trucks

  • Georgia Food Bank Association

  • LaserCraft Technologies, Inc. 

  • Milton Martin Honda

  • United Way of Hall County

For more information about Summer Feeding Program or how you can become involved with the GMFB, call 770-534-4111 or watch an informational video here.