TCSS Secures No Kid Hungry Grant to Battle Summer Hunger

The Troup County School System (TCSS) has been awarded a grant from the No Kid Hungry campaign to address summer hunger among its students. This grant aims to ensure that children who rely on school meals during the academic year continue to receive nutritious food during the summer.

Summer break often creates challenges for families who depend on school-provided meals. To bridge this gap, TCSS applied for and received the No Kid Hungry grant, which will fund initiatives to provide consistent, healthy meals to students during the summer months.

With this funding, TCSS plans to expand its summer meal programs, offering free breakfasts and lunches at various locations throughout the county. Additionally, mobile meal services will be deployed to reach students in remote or underserved areas, ensuring that no child goes hungry due to logistical challenges. The school system will also host educational activities and nutritional workshops to engage children and parents, promoting healthy eating habits beyond the summer.

Dr. Brian Shumate, Superintendent of TCSS, expressed gratitude for the grant, emphasizing its importance in addressing summer hunger. “This grant from No Kid Hungry is crucial for ensuring our students stay healthy and ready to learn when school resumes. We are dedicated to using these funds effectively to support our community,” he said.

The No Kid Hungry campaign is a national initiative focused on ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs. The grant to TCSS is part of a larger effort to provide resources and support to schools and communities nationwide, tackling food insecurity and its impact on children’s health and education.

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As TCSS implements these summer meal programs, community involvement and support will be essential. Volunteers, local businesses, and community organizations are encouraged to participate and contribute to this important cause, ensuring every child in Troup County has access to nutritious meals throughout the summer.

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