Wellroot Read and Feed
We will be collecting books and food for a family with four foster children who would normally receive free lunches during the school year. We’ve been connected through Wellroot to this family and think it’d be a great way to be in mission in tangible ways. Here’s their flyer and more information about this opportunity for mission:
Families in Wellroot’s Family Housing program and some kinship foster homes rely on free & reduced lunches during the school year. Help us support these families with our Summer Read & Feed program.
Children without a summer reading routine can lose one to three months of the reading skills they spent the previous school year building. This loss is a long-term, cumulative loss—once students lose reading ability over the summer, they rarely catch back up. Help us promote summer reading by providing gently used or new books with their lunches.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning estimates that more than 60 percent of children under 18 risk losing access to the free- or reduced-price meals they rely on during the school year. The children in our Family Housing Program and some kinship foster homes rely on these free & reduced lunches during the school year.
What to bring?
- Our group is signed up for June 28-July 2.
- Please separate the groceries into boxes/bags per family, and do not assemble any sandwiches or lunch items.
- Due to COVID-19, we are only accepting non-perishable food. Some lunch ideas are bread, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, easy mac & cheese, canned ravioli, chicken noodle soup, fruit cup, (low-sugar juice boxes, crackers, granola bars, chips, etc. Single portion fruits (banana, apples or oranges only) are accepted as well.
- Collect new and gently used books from your church or organization appropriate for ages 11, 8, 5, and 2.