//Report: GA Leaving $15M Unused In Summer Feeding Programs

Report: GA Leaving $15M Unused In Summer Feeding Programs

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food driveA new report by the Food Research and Action Center in Washington reveals that more than $15 million in federal funds is going unused that could be directed towards Georgia’s summer feeding programs.

The author of the report, Crystal FitzSimons, says the state is currently only serving 1 in 7 low-income kids that receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. The report shows the state could be feeding about 200,000 more low-income kids during the summer.

Reg Griffin, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, said they have had issues finding community partners in some areas of the state. Griffin says the department identified 14 mostly rural counties which had no local partners or sites where kids could get summer meals. He said in those areas progress is “being made.”

Read more from WABE here.