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Colleton County Summer Food Program underway

For many children, school breaks are not fun and joyous. They can signal a time of loneliness, boredom, and even hunger. For some children, playing outside can be unsafe, watching television fills their day, and skipping meals becomes routine.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can reverse these conditions and make school breaks a healthy and fun experience for all children. The program can even prepare them for the coming school year. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided, but not at every feeding location.

When coupled with a physical and/or academic activity, the site can also provide children a safe and supervised learning environment. Even without an organized activity, children can still benefit from the opportunity to meet with friends, or make new ones under responsible adult supervision.

Unfortunately, the program only reaches a small percentage of the children. Parents, churches, school administrators, and community organizations are needed to increase awareness of the program and to ensure that qualified communities are being served. The date for the Summer Food Program runs through August 9. Volunteers are needed to help make this program successful. To learn more about this program, concerned community members should call Eartha Cunningham, Colleton County Council 843-908-1897.

Feeding sites are at the following locations:

Neyles St. Community Center, Route 1, Box 352, Walterboro; Jacksonboro Community Center, Hope Plantation Road, Jacksonboro; Trailer Park, Sloane Circle, Walterboro; East Side Acres Park, 139 Franklin St., Walterboro; Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Route 2, Box 185-G, Yemassee; Colleton County Middle School, 1379 Tuskegee Airmen Dr., Walterboro; Springtown Community Center, Augusta Hwy., Smoaks; St. Paul C.M.E. Church, Ritter Road, Walterboro; United House of Prayer, 401 Francis Street, Walterboro; Walterboro Village, 601 Green Pond Hwy. (Under the tree across from office); Green Community Park, King Street, Walterboro; St. John Baptist Church, 119 St. John Drive, Walterboro; Ruffin Community Center, Smyly Rd, Ruffin; Lincoln Apartment Complex (Laundry room), 404 Witsell Ave., Walterboro;

Northside Elementary School, 1929 Industrial Rd., Walterboro; Mount Olive Baptist Church, Roadside Dr. Yemassee; Colleton County Recreation Center, 280 Recreation Rd., Walterboro; Rock of Ages CME Church, 1103 Hampton Street, Walterboro; Isaiah United Methodist Church, Cooks Hill Rd., Walterboro;

Bells Elementary School, 12088 Lowcountry Hwy., Ruffin; St. John AME Church, 323 Griffith Acres Rd., Cottageville; Druid Hills Apartments II, 189 Beach Rd, Walterboro; Annie Dobison’s residence, 11605 Augusta Hwy., Walterboro; Saniyah Burden Memorial Park at McKenzie and Gerideau streets, Walterboro; Lake Shore Estates, 622 Knights Avenue, Walterboro; and Druid Hills Apartments I, 100 Sniders Hwy., Walterboro; Power of Faith Church, 149 Toya Street, Walterboro; Dyann Chisholm, 465 Monticello Lane, Cottageville; residence, 208 Sweat Street, Walterboro; Creel Town, 7695 Rehobeth Rd., Cottageville; All Saints Church, 106 Colson St, Walterboro; Latasha Levant, 235 Tree Lane, Yemassee; Jacqueline Jenkins, 113 Del Ray Drive, Walterboro; Sandhill Baptist Church, 424 Railroad Rd., Walterboro; Linda Crawford, 512 Sweat Street, Walterboro; Gant & Gant Community Park, 259 Blake Road, Cottageville; residence, 233 Cleveland Street, Walterboro; Bethlehem Church, 923 Barna Rd., Cottageville; St. Stephen Church of God in Christ, 177 Taylor Street, Walterboro; Cordelia Jenkins, 350 Lafayette St. (843)-909-2291, Walterboro;

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Route 2, Box 185-G, Yemassee; Mount Olive Baptist Church,329 Savage St., Walterboro; Lincoln Apartments Complex 404 (Laundry Room), Witsell Ave., Walterboro; Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Roadside Dr., Yemassee; Bells Elementary School, 12088 Lowcountry Hwy., Ruffin;

Power of Faith Church, 149 Toya Street, Walterboro; residence, 206 Wilkey Street Walterboro;

All Saints Church, 106 Colson St., Walterboro; Latasha Levant, 235 Lane Tree Ln., Yemassee; Laura Hundley, 667 Saxby Hill Road, Walterboro; Black Street Early Childhood Center, 256 State Road, Walterboro; Pinckney Park, 242 Hampton Street, Walterboro; and Colleton County High School, 1379 Mighty Cougar Drive, Walterboro.

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