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UNG supporting food service program in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — The University of North Georgia is providing free meals to children in eight counties, including Forsyth, as part of the Summer Food Service Program.

The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

According to a news release from the college, all children 18 and younger are eligible. However, those 19 and older who have a mental or physical disability — as determined by an educational agency — and who participate in a school program for the mentally or physically disabled are also eligible.

The news release notes that, in certain circumstances, pregnant women who receive Early Head Start services are also eligible if they are 18 or younger.

The sites being served and their dates and times of operation in Forsyth include:

* Parking lot at Saxony Place Apartments, 101-103 14th St., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

* Bald Ridge, 105 Ridgeview Circle, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

* YMCA, 2210 Turner Road, noon to 1:15 p.m.

All three sites will cease operations on July 31

For more information, contact Jodi Carlyle at (678) 717-3818 or