How Can I Help?
Approximately 1 million children in Georgia schools are eligible to 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.
Volunteer to deliver lunches
We are seeking individuals, civic and faith-based groups, families, Scouts and businesses to help deliver lunches as often as one day a week for 10 weeks or as few times as four days this summer. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older. All adults who interact with the children we serve must complete and pay for a background check. Hours: Weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To sign up or for more information, contact your local coordinator. Needs and details vary by location.
Download this flyer for your team: SLSK 2016 Program Details
Donate lunches to SLSK
Sign ups for lunch donations for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid are now OPEN in Atlanta (Metropolitan/City of Atlanta), Athens/Clarke, Barrow, Butts, Carroll, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Hall, Newton, Oconee, Richmond, Rockdale and Towns counties. Sign up online below or contact your local coordinator.
Host a SLSK lunch supplies drive
We need the following items throughout the summer! Our Life-Changers love to get together and ask their friends, neighbors, small groups and co-workers for one or more of these lunch supplies to donate to SLSK. Drop-off times and locations can be arranged with your local coordinator.
- Ziploc sandwich bags
- Individually packaged salty snacks
- Juice boxes and/or bottled water
- Books (age-appropriate for preschool through 12th grade)
- Individually packaged fruit snacks (dried fruit, rollups, applesauce cups, etc.)
- Peanut butter and jelly (in non-breakable jars)
Make a Financial Contribution
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid relies heavily on individual, corporate and organizational giving, which includes donations of food and funds. Leading corporations such as Walmart, Gas South, WellCare and Sam’s Club have chosen to invest in their communities by supporting Smart Lunch, Smart Kid.
Choose Smart Lunch, Smart Kid as your area of support!
Corporate Social Engagement
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid has teamed up with generous, civic-minded organizations and companies such as HoneyBaked Ham, CarFax and local rotary clubs to set up Volunteaming days at the organization’s site. For a donation, Action Ministries brings all food and necessary components to the organization’s site and facilities a fun sandwich making hour, where employees and associates can engage in their local community and provide hunger relief for Georgia’s kids.
Volunteer Matching Gift Opportunities
If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program. Matching gifts and volunteer grants are an important source of revenue for the ongoing operation of Action Ministries. Click here for more information.
Be an Action Hero Volunteer!