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Happy Helpings in June and July: Summer Food Service Program at Two Cobb County Libraries

A little girl sits at a lunch table holding a sandwich. She is facing the camera and smiling. Another little girl, looking down, sits next to her.
May 3, 2024

Nutritious breakfast and lunch meals will be served to children free of charge in two Cobb County public libraries weekdays in June and July.

Happy Helpings, Georgia’s Summer Food Service Program, will provide the meals through the local partnership of Cobb County Public Library (CCPL) and Georgia Educational Resources Inc. (GER) for the fifth year. Happy Helpings is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

The meals will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126, and North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw 30144, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 3 and ending July 26. No meals will be served Wednesday, June 19 or Friday, July 5.

Breakfast will be served 10 am to 10:30 am and lunch from 11:30 am to noon.

Prepared by a local county-inspected commercial kitchen, the meals are free for children ages 18 and younger. Adults 19 years and older who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities will also receive meals. Parents and caregivers must remain with the children during the meals.

“Cobb library workers welcome this opportunity to have a role in addressing food insecurity that many families face and not have hunger be a barrier to learning and play,” said Terri Tresp, CCPL Division Director Branch Services. “All children attending Happy Helpings meals will be introduced to the exciting range of Summer Reading programs at Cobb libraries throughout the county.”

For information on the Happy Helpings program and children’s food insecurity in Georgia, visit For information on summertime programs and resources offered by Cobb libraries, visit