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RCPS distributes free produce and milk to Rockdale families July-August 2020
Posted on 07/01/2020
Photo of fruits and vegetablesConyers, Ga. – Beginning Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) will be distributing free boxes of produce and gallons of milk to Rockdale County residents through the USDA Farmers to Families Program. RCPS will distribute at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr., each Tuesday in July and August beginning at 4 p.m. This is a drive-through event and cars should enter from Culpepper Dr. off Parker Rd.  
“We are thrilled to be able to assist those in need through this great program,” says RCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts.  “Our School Nutrition Department has served over 450,000 meals since March and continues to serve meals to all children under 18 years of age throughout the summer. This is just another example of their willingness to go above and beyond to ensure no one goes hungry in Rockdale County.”
As part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced in April that USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those in need. Through this program, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is partnering with national, regional and local suppliers, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses, to purchase up to $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products. The program will purchase $461 million in fresh fruits and vegetables, $317 million in a variety of dairy products, $258 million in meat products and $175 million in a combination box of fresh produce, dairy or meat products. Suppliers will package these products totaling $1.2 billion into family-sized boxes, then transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need.

Entrega de frutas, verduras y leche para las familias de Rockdale, julio-agosto de 2020

A partir del martes 7 de julio de 2020, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Rockdale (RCPS) distribuirán cajas gratuitas de productos y galones de leche a los residentes del Condado de Rockdale a través del Programa Farmers to Families del USDA. RCPS distribuirá en Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr., todos los martes de julio y agosto a partir de las 4 p.m. Este es un evento de autoservicio y los autos deben ingresar desde Culpepper Dr. en Parker Rd.