DeKalb County School District to provide Holiday Giving food services during Winter Break

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Families at DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will receive uninterrupted food services this holiday season thanks to School Nutrition Services’ Holiday Giving schedule.

Daily hot lunch, on-the-go breakfast and snack services will go uninterrupted during Winter Break on Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31, as well as Jan. 2 and 3 at two district locations, Stone Mountain Elementary and Woodward Elementary.

Research shows that students who have access to meals during breaks have a reduced risk of experiencing adverse outcomes and physiological conditions, such as impaired concentration, health and wellness, as well as cognitive and emotional development.

These services will be free of charge to all children in the DeKalb County community. In addition, families are invited to take part in nutrition education training, interactive activities, a backpack giveaway, and free vision screening.

The vision screenings will take place at 9:30 a.m. until Noon on December 27, 2018, at Stone Mountain Elementary, and on January 3, 2019 at Woodward Elementary. In addition, on Friday, December 28, 2018, at both schools, “Back Pack Meals”– made up entirely of nonperishable food items – will be provided to students.

“When we talk about ‘wrap-around’ services at DeKalb County School District, we are talking about providing opportunities for success by any means necessary,” said DCSD Superintendent/CEO Dr. R. Stephen Green. “Thanks to our School Nutrition Services, students who rely on the district for their daily meals will continue to receive them without interruption. We will continue to support our community, and take education in DeKalb County to new heights.”


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