Summer is finally here, and so is Smart Lunch Smart Kid! SLSK is Action Ministries’s child nutrition initiative that brings nutritious meals and educational enrichment to 8 Athens communities in need during the summer. We will be providing lunches and enrichment activities from May 29th to August 3rd and need YOUR help to feed and enrich the minds of Athens children.
***All volunteers must complete a background check. Please click here to complete one.
If you have any questions about Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, please contact our Program Administrator, Laura, at [email protected]
*FOOD PACKING GUIDELINES*
Please deliver to Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, 1690 Milledge Avenue Athens 30606, between 9:30am-10:30am on the morning you’ve volunteered to supply lunches
Monday: Peanut butter and jelly, a salty snack and a fruit snack.
Tuesday: Ham and cheese sandwich, a salty snack, and a fruit snack.
Wednesday: Turkey, cheese, and spinach wrap, a salty snack, and a fruit snack.
Thursday: Roast beef sandwich, a salty snack and a fruit snack.
Friday: Turkey and cheese sandwich, a salty snack and a fruit snack.
- Ensure that the preparation area is clean and sanitary. Wash hands or wear gloves.
- Please only use whole wheat or white bread or whole wheat or white 6" tortillas.
- Please do not use condiments.
- Put prepared sandwiches or wraps into Ziploc bags or parchment paper and into a brown paper lunch bag sack.
- Keep the sandwiches refrigerated or in a cooler until they are delivered to the host site.
- Note: When preparing lunches using nuts, please put aside 25 sack lunches that are free from any tree nuts or ground nuts. This will ensure the safety of our children who have nut allergies. *Sunbutter Sunflower Spread can be purchased as an alternative to peanut butter
- You are more than welcome to decorate the lunch bags! Make it fun!
- Please keep extra treats (i.e. candy, small toys etc.) separate from the lunches. They will be handed out separately.
- Ideas for “salty snacks” include pretzels, trail mix, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, veggie chips, etc. (Something that’s not too high in sodium, oils or artificial flavors).
- Ideas for fruit snacks include fresh fruit, dried fruit, fruit chips, apple sauce, fruit cups.
- For something extra, you can add small bags of baby carrots, celery sticks, or cucumber slices. These can be purchased in bulk and then divided into small Ziploc bags.
- If you would like to provide drinks as well, 100% fruit juice or water is preferred.
*ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY GUIDELINES*
- Enrichment is for volunteers who want to spend time with children in the communities we serve. Enrichment volunteers will assist in monitoring the meal and leading fun activities. Activities could include physical activities such as hide and seek, Simon Says, or tag; nutrition and education games such as veggie taste tests and trivia; and arts and crafts or storytelling.
- Action Ministries can provide items for enrichment but we would love to see what different community partners can bring to the table. Be creative and think like a kid!
- You will arrive at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church to pick up enrichment supplies, water coolers, and picnic blankets. Once the children finish their meal, you can lead your activity. You will leave the site by 1:30pm and return to Milledge Aveune Baptist Church to unload materials and debrief.
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