Summer Feeding Program at Dothan Housing
Housing Authority Tackles Hunger During the Summer
Dothan Housing Hosts Summer Feeding Program on Four Community Sites
Dothan, Ala.---Dothan Housing, a public housing authority (PHA), is excited to offer access to the Summer Feeding Program at four communities this year for children 18 years old and under! This is an opportunity to better serve affordable housing communities and the public with vital services that have long-term benefits. Services will be available from June 5, 2023, through July 21, 2023.
"The feeding program has been a sought-after endeavor since I began serving as the CEO here at Dothan Housing," says Samuel P. Crawford, CEO of Dothan Housing. "The ability to provide support at multiple locations is commendable and a reflection of our team members' passion towards our community as a whole."
Meals will be served Monday - Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the following Dothan Housing properties within the community rooms of the following:
- Crimson Ridge Apartments, 109 Booker St. Dothan, AL 36301
- Jamison Village, 705 N. Lena St. Dothan, AL 36303
- Phoenix Rising, 909 S. Ussery St. Dothan, AL 36301
- Henry Green Apartments, 602 S. Lena St. Dothan, AL 36301
"I'm excited for our agency to provide nutritious meals to children on our properties and within our communities at no cost. Our team is trained and ready to serve," stated Samiyah Craddock, Dothan Housing Resident Services Manager.
According to childhood hunger experts at No Kid Hungry, the [feeding] program can help mitigate summer weight gain, cognitive decline, and summer learning loss among children. In the long term, it may help increase high school graduation rates and reduce susceptibility to chronic disease.
For more information regarding access to our summer feeding program sites or our desire to curb childhood hunger as a housing authority, please contact Communications Coordinator, Leah Gunn via email at email@example.com.