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Free Lunch Program

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January 24, 2019


Dear Parents & Guardians,

In today’s Athens Banner Herald there was an article about the future of our Free Summer Lunch Program and the Athens Housing Authority’s decision to step away from its sponsorship.   The title of this article was very misleading and has caused many of you to question not only the future of our summer lunch program, but also our school breakfast and lunch program in general.

Please rest assured that there is no danger of our school lunch program ending.  We will continue to provide your children with nutritious meals every day during the school year.   

While we are disappointed that the Athens Housing Authority will no longer be sponsoring the summer lunch program, we will continue to work with area partners to provide free lunches during the summer.

As always, the health and safety of your children remains our top priority.  Thank you for your continued support of the Clarke County School District.   



Paula Farmer

Director of School Nutrition