Feeding Burke County: A Behind the Scenes Look at Burke County School District's Non-Congregate Summer Food Service Program

During summer 2023, Burke County School District was the only Summer Food Service Program provider in Burke County, Georgia. Burke County covers 835 square miles and many families do not have access to reliable transportation. Classified as rural, Burke County School District was able to serve non-congregate meals across the county. They used a bus route delivery model to provide 3,000 meal boxes containing seven breakfasts and seven lunches to children and young people across the county each week. 

This resource highlights Burke County School District’s Summer Food Service Program. It provides behind the scenes and meal box distribution details that can help you implement a similar program in your community.