The Cobb County School District will continue supplying summer meals to its students through July.
The district’s Summer Meal Program will run through Monday, July 20. Cobb students will be able to pick up a five-day supply of breakfast and lunches each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at eight schools. School pickup sites are:
•Acworth Elementary, 4220 Cantrell Road, Acworth
•Bryant Elementary, 6800 Factory Shoals Road, Mableton
•Compton Elementary, 3450 New Macland Road, Powder Springs
•East Cobb Middle, 825 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta
•Garrett Middle, 5235 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell
•Mableton Elementary, 5220 Church Street, Mableton
•Osborne High, 2451 Favor Road, Marietta
•Smyrna Elementary, 1099 Fleming Street, Smyrna
The school district is partnering with MUST Ministries to provide meals to students. Meals will be provided to anyone who is under 18 and is present for the pickup. The school district said this includes pre-kindergarten students, rising kindergarten students, recent graduates under 18 and students who are new to the school district.
The district has been distributing food to less fortunate students at its schools since March 18. Cobb school closed its doors March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but implemented digital learning efforts so students can continue their lessons. The first day of school for the 2020-21 school year is Aug. 3.
The school district said its Food and Nutrition Department staff have packed more than 400,000 meals since the partnership started.
Superintendent Chris Ragsdale said he’s thankful to live in a community with supportive staff members and volunteers “who are dedicated to every student” in the district.
“Our students need us now more than ever, and we are committed to helping our Cobb students who may be struggling during this time,” he said. “We have been very thoughtful about supporting our students in a sustainable, financially responsible way.”
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