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Additional Family Resources

Last Updated: 9/29/2021 3:14 PM

Community Resources

Internet Access for Low Income Families

Sequoyah Regional Library System: https://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/

Find Free Library Wi-Fi in Your Area: https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/#librarywifi

Our libraries are open to the public for indoor and curbside services.

Low Cost Internet programs for qualifying families:

Comcast Internet Essentials program

T-Mobile Project

Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative

Mobile providers

Note:  If provider requires a letter from the school, email your principal for documentation.

Food

summer food schedule

2021 Summer Feeding Program

The CCSD School Nutrition Summer Feeding program will expand this summer thanks to continued USDA grant funding and support from local nonprofit, MUST Ministries, a CCSD Partner.  

MUST, which for many years has operated its own summer lunch program, will partner with CCSD and distribute to-go meals prepared by School Nutrition staff rather than preparing its own meals.  The volunteer power of MUST will allow for CCSD to increase the number of meals served from 7,000 per week to 11,000 per week and avoid duplication of work by the two groups.

Bags of to-go meals will be distributed to students in need on the last day of school, May 28, and then the summer program will kick off June 7 and continue through July 26, with distribution on Mondays of bags filled with breakfasts and lunches for the week.  The distribution sites will be at Cherokee High School, Creekview High School and Etowah High School.  CCSD will use two Cruising Café vans to deliver meals to specific sites in the community, and MUST Ministries volunteers will run their usual routes using CCSD to-go meal bags.  See the schedule posted above for all CCSD delivery locations and times.

While the USDA funds will reimburse CCSD for most expenses, Ms. Farmer said she does anticipate $90,000 in community support will be needed, as it was last summer, to cover remaining costs and meet rising needs.  A donation page has been set up at http://bit.ly/CCSDdonate21 to allow for community members to make donations.  

 Other Food Resources

  • MUST Ministries serves Cherokee County families in need through its food, clothing, utility, rent, housing and employment assistance programs at 111 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, 30114.  Info: https://www.mustministries.org/cherokee-co and 770.479.5397.
  • First Baptist Church of Woodstock through its CARE Ministry maintains a food bank that assists families in need.  Info: www.fbcw.org and 678.494.2690
  • Heritage Presbyterian Church in Acworth, Jay Weaver Food Pantry: JWFoodPantry@gmail.com; 770.926.3558 *212
  • FoodFinder website shows food pantry locations near you
  • Forever Fed – mobile food distribution in the community. For dates, times, and locations see http://foreverfed.org/CALENDAR/, call 678.883.3314, or complete form at https://foreverfed.org/contact-us/
  • Timothy’s Cupboard, Woodstock – by appointment only, 770.591.5515
  • Never Alone- need appointment. Call 470.302.4055 or make an appointment online at neveralone.org
  • Papa’s Pantry, Woodstock 770.591.4730
  • https://www.acfb.org/get-help/ 

CCSD cannot accept donations of food or use volunteers to help with the to-go meals distribution.  CCSD Partners, including MUST Ministries (www.mustministries.org) and First Baptist Church of Woodstock (www.fbcw.org), do need donations of food and household goods to distribute to our community’s families in need.

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