Summer meals available to eligible children

Low-income children across the state will be eligible for free meals this summer, according to the Department of Early Care and Learning.

DECAL is making a push to get more children to participate in the summer feeding program. Last year, only 15 percent of those eligible participated in the summer feeding programs offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Georgia by DECAL.

More than 60 percent of school children in Georgia are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and they can participate in the free meal program during the summer.

Parents and children can find sites in their area where meals will be served by visiting DECAL's website. Additionally, sites can be located by calling 1-855-550-SFSP (7377) or by texting "FOODGA" to 877-877 (standard messaging and data rates apply).