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School May Be Out, But Free Food for Children is In

When school is in session, the Free and Reduced Lunch program provides a significant number of meals to children in public schools across Guilford County and the nation! Similarly, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides meals to daycare facilities for adults and children in qualified facilities. The Summer Feeding program helps bridge the gap between school years to ensure that children 18 & under have access to healthy, FREE meals over the summer.

GCD’s Catering for Kids (CFK) program hosts a number of sites throughout the community, and is one of the largest non-school authority participants in the Summer Food Program, feeding over 500 children healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks every day.

Here’s a list of Guilford Child Development’s Catering for Kids Summer Feeding sites:

Caldcleugh Boys & Girls Club
1700 Orchard St., Greensboro, NC
AM Snack 8:00-10:00am
Lunch 11:00am-1:00pm

Hickory Trails Boys & Girls Club
4223 Romaine St., Greensboro, NC
AM Snack 8:00am-10:00am
Lunch 11:00am-1:00pm

Oakview High Point Parks & Rec
503 James Rd., High Point, NC
Lunch 11:00am-1:00pm
PM Snack 2:30pm-3:30pm

Allen Jay High Point Parks Rec
1073 E. Springfield Rd., High Point, NC
AM Snack 9:30am-10:30am
Lunch 11:00am-12:30pm

Deep River High Point Parks & Rec
1529 Skeet Club Rd., High Point, NC
AM Snack 8:00am-9:30am
Lunch 11:00am-1:00pm

RJR Boys & Girls Club
1001 Freeman Mill Rd., Greensboro, NC
AM Snack 8:45am-9:45am
Lunch 11:45am-1:30pm

If you are looking for other summer feeding sites, you can visit the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website or text “food” to 877-877 (or “comida” for a reply in Spanish) to receive information about locations near you. This service was created by No Kid Hungry in partnership with the USDA.

Catering for Kids is a full-service catering program provided by Guilford Child Development based out of GCD’s Staley Center in High Point, NC. It primarily serves breakfast, lunch and snacks to GCD’s Head Start/Early Head Start sites. CFK also serves lunch to several unaffiliated day cares and child development centers. In addition CFK provides snacks and dinner to local Boys and Girls Clubs for their at-risk after school programs during the school year. Delivery is included in the services CFK provides.

As of June 2017, Catering for Kids produces over 1,300 breakfasts, 1,800 lunches, and 1,450 snacks every day, Monday through Friday. For more information about Catering for Kids, click here .

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