Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Athens First United Methodist Church partners with Action Ministries during the summer months of June and July to distribute mid-day meals through Smart Lunch, Smart Kid. More than 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 and have educational interaction with members of the community. Typically, feeding programs require participants to travel to receive meals. With this Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the challenge of transportation is removed as we are invited into Athens neighborhoods to offer each child (up to 18 years old) lunch. We hope you will join us this summer as we spend time with the children in our community. 

How to Serve:

Our church partners with Action Ministries on Wednesdays to serve two nearby neighborhoods lunch. We split into two groups, each taking a church van (when available), and meet the children and families on the playground of each neighborhood. While there, we invite children to participate in educational games/activities and sit with them while they enjoy their lunch. It is a wonderful way to share God's love with the children in our community. 

If you would like to volunteer, please register below:

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Volunteer Registration

Please sign up for as many days you would like to serve!

July 2017

We will meet at AFUMC at 11:30 a.m. in room 100 (classroom to the left of the Hancock St. entrance) to gather together and pray over the time we will spend with the neighborhood children. We will also split into two groups to go to each neighborhood.

Wednesday, July 12

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Wednesday, July 19

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Wednesday, July 26

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Thank you so much for being willing to serve the children in our community this summer! We will be contact with you regarding the date you have signed up to serve.

Please contact Betsy or Mary Claire with any questions you have.

Betsy Butler |

Mary Claire Wills | 

Contact: Betsy Butler | | 706-543-1442

 Mary Claire Wills |  | 706-543-1442