GCS Summer Meal Program expanding mobile delivery

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The Guilford County Schools Summer Meal Program is expanding beyond the 26 school cafeterias where anyone 18 and under can come get a meal.

"For years the challenge has been transportation," said Jim Faggione, director of school nutrition. "We are going to see us merging away from brink and mortar kind of schools and being more mobile."

The program, started years ago to help feed children during the summer months who would otherwise go hungry, is expanding it's mobile delivery lunches.

"We are really kind of expanding spreading as far as we can to reach as many kids as we can," he said.

The mobile program has now expanded from two to eight vans going straight to neighborhoods. Faggione projects 800 students a week are now being feed.

"We have a moral obligation to do everything we can to feed and reach kids in any capacity."

The program also reaches out through faith-based groups like churches and the YMCA who delver meals to children during the summer.

For information on how a child can benefit, contact the Guilford County school system at (336) 370-3266