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South Cobb library, and two others in Cobb, hosting Summer Food Service Program 2023


Cobb County Public Library and the Georgia Educational Resources Inc. are again teaming up to provide summer meal service via Happy Helpings, Georgia’s Summer Food Service Program. 

The program will provide free meals to children at the South Cobb Regional Library and two other Cobb County public library locations during the weekdays in June and July.

The free meals are prepared by a local county-inspected commercial kitchen. The meals are for children under 18.  Adults 19 years and older who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities can also receive the free meals. 

Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Happy Helpings program for summer break 2023 will be sit down breakfast and lunch meals, unlike last year’s drive-through service in library parking lots. Parents and caregivers must remain with the children during the meals.

The meals will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last on the following locations and dates, excluding the week July 3-7.

♦ For those living in the South Cobb area, meals are available at the South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road in Mableton. Meals will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 5 to July 28. Breakfast will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 678-398-5828.

Meals at other Cobb Library locations include:

♦ Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from June 5 to July 28, breakfast will be 10 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to noon at the North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw. For more information, call 770-801-5320.

♦ Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 6 to July 27, breakfast will be 9:30 to 10 a.m. and lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Charles D. Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street in Marietta. For more information, call 770-528-2320.In 2022, 1,925 children were provided meals via the program. For more information, visit www.happyhelpingsga.com or www.cobbcat.org.


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