Nearly 1 million children in Georgia schools receive free or reduced-price lunch, a crucial meal that disappears in the summer. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, through the dedication of thousands of volunteers and donors, ensures that these children are fed in the summer and on school breaks. Unlike other feeding programs, we take the food to the children in their neighborhoods, removing the barrier of lack of transportation.
I remember how hard I struggled just to feed them. We volunteer for the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program now because I know what my kids went through.
Since 2012, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid has served more than half a million healthy lunches to Georgia children in the neighborhoods where they live, along with enrichment activities and mentoring opportunities to ensure that their minds, as well as their bodies, are nourished. In 2015, the program aims to serve 250,000 lunches, reaching deeper into the communities we serve with more enrichment opportunities.
What does it mean to invest in a family like Kim’s? How much does it cost to ensure that Georgia’s kids are fed? Get in touch with us today and find out!
Read this sobering blog post entitled Children Lured into Prostitution with the Promise of a Happy Meal by Rachel Ruckart, program director for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, to learn more about the importance of childhood hunger relief.
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