Request for Waiver: Child Nutrition Programs

In accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Services
(FNS) policy memorandum, CACFP12-2018, SFSP05-2018 – Child Nutrition Program Waiver
Request Guidance and Protocol-Revised, May 24, 2018, Second Harvest of South Georgia is seeking a waiver of statutory and/or regulatory Program requirements related to the Summer Food Service Program.

SHSG is submitting this request to extend USDA COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #56 waiver (dated August 31, 2020) and its previous extension #59 (dated October 9, 2020). Specifically, SHSG requests to waive:

  1. 7 CFR 225.6(b)(1), the requirement that applications for participation be submitted “by June 15”; and
  2. 7 CFR 225.6(e)(1) in its entirety.

The waiver of these two regulations will give non-profit sponsors of SFSP partial parity with local School Food Authorities and better enable us to meet the needs of children in need in our area. A full copy of our request for waiver is linked below for public review.



Second Harvest of South Georgia’s Kids Cafe offers free summer meals to children under the age of 18. This program operates in partnership with USDA and Bright from the Start/DECAL.

Friendship House: 220 North Russ St. 
July 1- 29, 2021 
M – Th 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Helping Hands of Early County: 86 North Main St.
M-F  – Breakfast at 8 am, Lunch 11:50 am – 12:50 pm
All Safe Driving: 101 E 13th Ave. 
Tuesdays 11 am – 1 pm 
Southridge: 508 W. Battle St.
M – F / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pelham High School: 720 Barrow Ave. 
M – F / Breakfast 7:30 – 8 am, Lunch 12 – 1:15 pm
The Gables: 1415 N. St Augustine Rd. 
M – F / 11-11:30 am 
Clyattville Mobile Home Park: 3834 Madison Hwy
M -F / 12:30 – 1 pm 
Magnolia Square: 1707 N. Ashley St. 
M – F / 12-12:30 pm 
Delightful Kids Learning Center: 720 Brookwood Pl. 
M-F / 11 am – 2 pm 
LAMP: 714 Charlton St. 
M – F / Breakfast at 6 am, Lunch 12–1 pm
Hudson Dockett: 807 South Fry Street 
M – F / Snack 7:30–8 am, Lunch 11:30 am – 12 pm
Southside Recreation Center: 604 South Oak St. 
M – F / Breakfast 8-9 am, Lunch 12-1 pm
Ora Lee West: 610 E. Ann St.
M – F / Snack 7:30-8 am, Lunch 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.