More than 1 million children in Georgia qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only food they eat during the day. What happens when they go home over the weekend? Children at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag of food that can easily and discreetly fit into a backpack on a Thursday or Friday afternoon or before a long holiday. The food is child-friendly, nutritionally balanced, nonperishable and easy to prepare. By working with volunteers from churches, businesses, clubs and local neighborhoods, the food is picked up at the Action Ministries Regional Hunger Relief Office and distributed to children in need at partnering schools.
Each pack offers enough food that children can easily assemble into six meals over the weekend.
One bag includes:
- 2 breakfast items
- 4 protein-rich entrees
- 2 snacks, fruits or vegetables
Volunteer groups sponsor and build the packs of food that are distributed to local schools. Your sponsorship helps ensure that no child in Georgia goes hungry over the weekend.
Questions? Contact our Director of Hunger Programs, Amy Olvey!
Download Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities flyer here: What is the SuperPack Program?