Gwinnett Summer Meals program expands to feed kids at 33 sites
– June 26, 2020
Gwinnett County's Summer Meals Program has expanded once more to help ease hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to feed Gwinnett's children during the summer.
Gwinnett County's program provides free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches for children 18 years old and younger. Parents can pick up nutritious meals for their children at 33 park and library locations around the county to take home, or the children can pick up their own meals. The meals meet USDA guidelines.
Meals are also available for adults 19 years of age and older with physical or mental disabilities and enrolled in a school-based program.
Gwinnett County's program, now in its second year, has served 181,498 meals since May 18. Last year, children ate lunches and snacks onsite, but because of social distancing requirements, the USDA is allowing people to take the meals home this year.
Registration is not required. Meals can be picked up between 11:00am and 1:00pm while supplies last at:
- Alexander Park, 800 Old Snellville Highway, Lawrenceville
- Best Friend Park, 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross
- Bogan Park, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford
- Bryson Park, 5075 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn
- Cemetery Field, 211 Cemetery Street, Norcross
- Club Drive Park, 3330 Club Drive, Lawrenceville
- Collins Hill Park, 2225 Collins Hill Road, Lawrenceville
- Dacula Park Activity Building, 2735 Auburn Avenue, Dacula
- DeShong Park, 2859 North DeShong Road, Stone Mountain
- E. E. Robinson Park, 885 Level Creek Road, Sugar Hill
- Freeman's Mill Park, 1401 Alcovy Road, Lawrenceville
- George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
- Graves Park, 1540 Graves Road, Norcross
- Harbins Park, 2995 Luke Edwards Road, Dacula
- Lawrenceville Branch Library, 1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville
- Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville
- Lenora Park, 4515 Lenora Church Road, Snellville
- Lilburn Activity Building, 788 Hillcrest Road, Lilburn
- Lucky Shoals Park, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross
- Mountain Park Park Depot, 5050 Five Forks-Trickum, Lilburn
- OneStop Buford, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford
- OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville
- Peachtree Ridge Park, 3170 Suwanee Creek Road, Suwanee
- Pinckneyville Park, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake
- Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville
- Shorty Howell Park, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth
- Snellville Public Branch Library, 2740 Lenora Church Road
- South Gwinnett Park, 2115 McGee Road, Snellville
- Sweet Water Park, 800 Bethesda School Road, Lawrenceville
- Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville
- Yellow River Park, 3232 Juhan Road, Stone Mountain
In addition, the Five Forks Branch Library at 2780 Five Forks-Trickum Road in Lawrenceville and the Buford-Sugar Hill Branch Library at 2100 Buford Highway in Buford will serve meals as part of the program starting Monday, July 6.
The County program, part of the Summer Food Service Program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is sponsored by the nonprofit Georgia Nutritional Services Inc., which will provide the vendor for the meals. Funding for the program comes from the USDA.
Emergency meal kits and information is also made available at each of the summer meals sites for residents ages 60 and older who need assistance with hunger, health, or mobility issues.
Summer Meal site volunteers are needed, visit Volunteer Gwinnett to sign up!
For information for Summer Meals provided by the Gwinnett County Public Schools, visit Gwinnett.k12.ga.us.
For additional resources during COVID-19, visit GwinnettCares.org.
For more information, visit GwinnettSummerMeals.com or call 770.822.8840.