CUMMING, Ga. — Grace Fellowship of South Forsyth will hold their annual Sandwiches for Students event July 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The church is working with the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program for their seventh summer to deliver lunches for children in need. Volunteers are needed to assemble the lunches and decorate the delivered bags. The lunches are intended to replace the subsidized lunches provided while school is in session.
“The idea came from one of the moms of one of our students. We have been participating for approximately seven summers by making the lunches,” said Patrick Dirrim, one of the church’s student pastors. “Since we have been blessed by God with so much ranging from food to family to life in Christ, we have a desire to extend God’s kindness to others around us.”
Smart Lunch Smart Kid has been working with local churches and outreach organizations each year to assemble and deliver the meals to the kids. Each lunch contains a sandwich, fruit, a sweet or salty snack, and water. The church is hoping to assemble 350 lunches during the event. Items needed include bread, cheese, fruit cups, cookies, sandwich bags, stickers, and Bible verses inserted into the bags.
“As long as there is a need and the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is allowed to accept and deliver lunches for needy kids, we will continue to partner with them each summer,” Dirrim said.