More than 500,000 of Georgia's children don't know where their next meal is coming from. See our factsheet here. And even more than that, many rely on the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program for low-cost or free lunches during the school year. During the summer, there are other programs that Georgia's most vulnerable children rely on for nutritious meals. That means an interruption like this one can be devastating.
The USDA has approved two waivers, submitted by the Georgia Department of Education, to extend alternate meal service flexibility. This will allow schools to serve students' meals through USDA-approved meal service options, at state-approved sites throughout the community. This is similar to the way schools and districts offer student meals during the summer months.
Visit our COVID-19 page for more details and click here to find your closest food bank.
Resources For Families in Need of food
Great List of Resources for families
FREE INTERNET RESOURCES
Please visit Georgia's Broadband Deployment Initiative Here
XFINITY WIFI NETWORK – To enroll visit Wifi.xfinity.com
SPECTRUM WIFI – To enroll call 1-844-488-8395
Comcast- Call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish
New Information / Tools
Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms. The tool provides CDC recommendations on next steps including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, recommendations on testing, and when to contact a medical provider.
Public Safety Agencies (EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement) and Public Safety Personnel check for updated information on the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma web site, the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health Coronavirus web pages:
Georgia Public Health: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma (OEMS): https://dph.georgia.gov/EMS