Churches sup­port ef­forts to feed kids dur­ing summer

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Church­esintheRock­mart area com­bined ef­forts with Polk School District to feed lo­cal chil­dren dur­ing the summer.

The school cafe­te­ria staff work­ers pre­pared lunches and pack­age them for dis­tri­bu­tion. Vol­un­teers ar­rived to pick up the lunches, take them to des­ig­nated lo­ca­tions and dis­trib­ute them to chil­dren ages 1-18, re­gard­less of in­come.

This year, the pro­gram be­gan the first week of June and will end the July 31.

Sev­eral new lo­ca­tions and creative meth­ods for de­liv­er­ing the lunches were of­fered this year. The North­west Ge­or­gia Hous­ing Au­thor­ity part­nered with the churches to pro­vide con­ve­nient lo­ca­tions for reach­ing more chil­dren.

Not only did they al­low vol­un­teers to use their grounds and fa­cil­i­ties, the staff made the lo­ca­tions com­fort­able and ac­ces­si­ble.

Rock­mart and Aragon both of­fered a fixed lo­ca­tion for the lunches and a bus was also added this year. The bus vis­ited four dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions where they dis­trib­uted the lunches.

Or­ga­niz­ers said there is too many other vol­un­teers to men­tion but thanks have been ex­tended to all who helped make this pro­gram suc­cess­ful.

If you wish to vol­un­teer for this pro­gram next year, con­tact the Rock­mart Pres­by­te­rian Church at 770-684-6289.

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