Dates, locations and pick-up times have been modified

Free meal distribution will continue through June 30
Posted on 06/05/2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 5, 2020

Beaufort County children can enjoy free meals
during summer at various locations and times

BEAUFORT – Children can continue to enjoy free meals this summer through a partnership involving the Beaufort County School District, its food service provider and various local organizations.

Beginning Monday, June 8, and running through June 30, student meal distribution will continue but with significant changes to schedules and pick-up locations.  Distribution dates will move to three days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).  Two breakfasts and two lunches per student will be distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays, and three breakfasts and three lunches per student will be distributed on Fridays.

Drive-up sites for meal pick-ups June 8-30 during the summer will be Coosa Elementary, St. Helena Elementary, Battery Creek High, Whale Branch Middle and Bluffton Middle.  Meals may be picked up at these sites from 9 a.m. until noon.

Bus routes will remain unchanged and can be viewed on the school district’s webpage.

There may be additional program changes after June 30, and information will be communicated to parents prior to that date.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding the summer program, which will supply free meals to any child under age 18 and anyone under age 21 with a disability.  Meals will be provided by Sodexo, the school district’s food service contractor.

In addition to school and bus pick-up sites, other meal pick-up options will be available:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry – Cold breakfasts and hot lunches will be provided from June 15 through July 31 at the organization’s Sheldon, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island locations.

  • Port Royal YMCA – Cold breakfasts and hot lunches will be provided from June 8 through August 14.

  • Island Recreation Center – Hot lunches will be provided to program participants from June 8 through August 14.

  • Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) – Hot lunches will be provided to participants in NOC programs at Parkview (beginning June 8) and Marsh Pointe (beginning June 15) in Beaufort; Onyx (beginning June 8) and Avalon Shores (beginning June 8) in Bluffton; and St. Luke’s Church (beginning June 22).

  • St. Helena Migrant Camp – Cold breakfasts, hot lunches and hot dinners will be provided to children of program participants from June 8 through July 3 (8-9 a.m., noon-12:45 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027)  found at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail (US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410); fax: (202-690-7442); or e-mail: programintake@usda.gov.