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Georgia Tray of the Week
Thank you for a successful year two of the Georgia Tray of the Week campaign! This year we saw 25,440+ average weekly reach, 685 photo submissions, 34 weeks of voting, and 33 school cafeteria winners.
None of it would have been possible without the incredible work of Georgia school nutrition professionals.
The journey does not stop here.
Join us in August for another exciting year of
Georgia Tray of the Week!
DHS Issues Summer 2022 Benefits to Eligible Children
The P-EBT hotline with the Department of Health and Human Services is active. The Hotline phone number is 888-421-3281.
For customer service please call 877-423-4746
On December 20, 2022, the Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Family & Children Services began issuing Summer P-EBT. These benefits cover the 2022 summer months for eligible children. Please remember that children are eligible for summer P-EBT if they were enrolled in a K-12 Georgia school and approved as eligible for free or reduced priced lunch through the National School Lunch Program. All eligible children will receive $391 for summer P-EBT. Please see below are links to P-EBT issuance communications that may assist you with questions you might receive from parents.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
For the school year 2022-2023, school districts are requesting all families to complete and submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application to be considered for school meal benefits. For information about your school district, please contact your local School Nutrition Program.
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Want to understand how the Free & Reduced Application benefits all children in the State of Georgia? Listen to the FuelCast Episode
Dr. Linette Dodson
and Dr. Ken Banter,
Georgia Department of Education Senior Title I Program Manager.
Win-Win with Great Promise Partnership
Great Promise Partnership (GPP) is an initiative of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) in the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Department (CTAE). GPP is the work-based learning placement for students in danger of not graduating, providing an educational opportunity that allows students to receive on-the-job training and life skills. Not only will this program help these students gain transferable skills while earning a much-needed paycheck, but it will also help with developing a workforce pipeline for your school nutrition program. Click here to read a letter from Dr. Dodson and detail about GPP.
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