CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (News Release) — With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping hungry children eating healthy while school is out. Charleston County School District’s Nutrition Services Department will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to approved sites through its Seamless Summer Feeding Program (SSFP). The program will operate from Monday, June 6 – Friday, August 5. We operate Monday through Friday (no weekends) and will be closed for July 4th only.
Breakfast and home-made hot lunch meals are prepared at one of ten meal preparation sites (CCSD school kitchens/cafeterias). Approved summer sites – like schools, camps, community and recreation centers, churches, etc. – pick up their breakfast and lunch meals on a daily basis from one of these ten locations. All necessary serving and eating utensils, plates, napkins, condiments etc. are provided.
Meals are available for pick-up throughout Charleston County, including McClellanville, North Charleston, James Island, Johns Island, Hollywood, downtown and West Ashley.
Applying to become a site that receives free breakfast and lunch meals is simple. Just go to ccsdschools.com and click on “Summer Meals.” CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program website has everything you need to get started including: a site eligibility map, dates of operation, site application, menu, training dates, meal pick-up sites (schools), and FAQs.
The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, May 6, 2016.
A few CCSD 2015 Free Summer Meals statistics:
- Served 329,531 free breakfasts and lunches
- Served 158 sites across Charleston County
- Of those 158 sites, 32 were churches or faith-based organizations; 64 were schools; and 62 were varied sites like community outreach centers, apartment complexes, and city parks and recreation centers
- The average number of children or teens per site is 37; but we have some sites as small as ten and as large as 500
For more information, please call 843-746-1376 or email SSFP manager firstname.lastname@example.org