Free Summer meals for school age children and younger, plus school meal prices to remain the same!

Bobcat's Corner, News

ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Board of Education announced during their Monday, May 20, 2019 work session that school meal prices are to remain the same next year due to positive cash flow in January, whereas last year prices had to go up due to high expenditures.

This keeps Pre-K through eight grade meal prices at $2.15, ninth through 12th grade meal prices at $2.30, and adult meal prices at $3.75.

The board noted an increase in students who participated in school lunches from August to March, with Ellijay Primary going from 59% to 74%, Ellijay Elementary 65% to 75%, Mountain View Elementary 65% to 73%, Gilmer Middle School 69% to 74%, Clear Creek Middle School 57% to 58%, and Gilmer High School 49% to 51%.

Seamless Summer Program flyer side one of two.

The board also announced that they will be offering free Summer meals through their “Seamless Summer Program” for school age children and younger via various volunteers throughout multiple locations in the county.

This will take place Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 3, 2019 until Friday, July 19, 2019, excluding Monday, July 1, 2019 through Friday, July 5, 2019.

Each Wednesday there will be literacy activities for children and free books will be distributed to children participating in the Summer meals.

The Georgia Mountains Health Services will be providing free dental screenings and dental supplies to the kids participating in the program.

Locations, serving times and volunteer contact information is as follows:

1. Gilmer Middle School
1860 South Main Street
Ellijay, GA. 30540
Becky Patterson – 706-276-5039
706-669-6819 (Cell)
Teresa Hall – 706-276-5039
Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
Lunch: 11:30 – 1:00

Seamless Summer Program flyer side two of two.

2. Tower Road Trailer Park
456 Tower Road
Ellijay, GA. 30540
Lexi Newberry – 706-669-6171
Dianne Fowler – 770-377-7935
Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30

3. Boys & Girls Club
Civic Center / 1559 S. Main Street
Ellijay, GA. 30540
Crystal Bates – 706-276-2582
Breakfast: 9:00-9:30
Lunch: 12:00-1:00

4. GC Health Department
28 Southside Church Street
Ellijay, GA. 30540
Trina Matthews – 706-635-4363
Lunch: 11:00-12:00

5. Ellijay 1st UMC
75 McCutchen Street
Ellijay, GA. 30540
Marianne Evans – 706-635-2555
Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30

6. Mulberry Apartments (Starts June 10th)
280 Mulberry Street
Ellijay, GA. 30540
Cindy Scott: 706-889-0655
Lunch: 11:30-12:30

7. Piedmont Medical Building
822 Industrial Blvd.
Ellijay, GA. 30540
Donna Reece – 770-712-8535
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