Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.
Announcing 2020 Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program Available to all Students and Children in the Berkeley County Community (This program is free to all children under the age of 18). The program begins 6/8/20 and runs through 7/31/20.
The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) allows school districts to provide free summer meals in low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods. It is an extension of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Free breakfast and lunch meals that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children and teens at approved SSO sites.
With the Covid-19 pandemic we will not be able to deliver meals to community sites this summer. During meal pick up we will be providing a hot meal and a cold breakfast for the following day. Below is a list of schools that will offer meals for pickup from 10:30-12:30 Monday-Thursday during the summer. On Thursday's we will provide a cold meal for Friday's. Children must be present to receive a meal.
Good nutrition is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods helps ensure students retain their hard learned knowledge… and to help them to keep right on learning throughout the summer. For many of these children, summer vacation can bring the temptation of eating empty calorie snacks and foods that are high in sugar, fats and sodium. And for many others, summer exposes students to an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline. Make seasonal fruits and vegetables a high priority for your snacks, meals and anytime.
Summertime is a time to play hard...but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Make sure good nutrition remains a priority all summer long, and students will return to school in the Fall healthy, sharp and ready to learn.
If you have Questions about Summer Feeding Please contact
Paul Hart, Director of Summer Feeding-843-899-5059
Nancy Weiland, Assistant Director of Summer Feeding-843-899-8771