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Summer feeding programs begin in county
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The Rock of Salvation Ministries is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. The program will run five days a week from June 7 to July 30 at Rock of Salvation Church located at 2 Riverfront Road, Porterdale. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Bread of Life Deliverance Ministries will also host a Sunday breakfast program in Newton County until Aug. 1. This program will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Community Fellowship Church located at 13634 Brown Bridge Road, Covington.

Other programs are offered neighboring in Rockdale County.

To be eligible to receive free meals the child’s household must meet income guidelines.

Children who are a part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (formerly food stamps), benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or participate in the Head Start Program are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

On July 31, Rock of Salvation Ministries will hand out back packs filled with school supplies to children on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information about the BOLD program, call Pastor Ray Muse at (770) 761-6558.

The Summer Food Service Program is a operated by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s Bright from the Start program.