Food insecurity doesn't end when school is out for the Summer
Almost one million children in Georgia face going without enough to eat during the Summer months.
Bibb County Schools feeds many of the 20,000 students that qualify for free or reduced lunch all Summer long. A yellow bus brings the food to them.
The bus makes a four hour trip, five days a week to deliver 7,000 lunches. Other lunches are delivered to community centers.
At the district's central kitchen, workers pack the meals with the food experts say can help them retain knowledge over the Summer. Kylie King-Cokes, 8, eats one of the tomatoes from his salad on the lunch bus.
Stephanie Williams hands out the lunches on the bus. She has a strict "take them as they come" policy.
If the kids Williams knows need a lunch don't come quickly, she'll yell for them and wait. Often kids can be seen tentatively waiting in front doors.
The goal of the lunch bus is keeping students fed and healthy until they hit the school doors again at the end of the Summer.
Reporting by Leah Fleming/Photos by Grant Blankenship/Georgia Public Broadcasting