Free meals for kids at Henry libraries

Special to The Times

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. In addition to fun, free and educational summer programs to build the mind, Henry County Library System is also helping to build healthy kids. From June 5 through July 31, Henry County Library System branches will provides free meals to children ages 18 and younger.

This summer, meals will be served Monday through Friday at all five Henry County Library locations. Locust Grove Library, Fortson Library (Hampton), McDonough Library and Fairview Library will serve lunch from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Cochran Library (Stockbridge) will serve lunch from noon-1 p.m.

There are no income requirements or registration. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like the Henry County Library System and The Literacy for Youth Foundation to provide free meals to children for the summer. Any child under age 18 may come and eat. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit