Look for the helpers… or even better, BE a helper! Large numbers of students in Madison County, Huntsville City and Madison City are heavily reliant on school meals to provide nutrition and comfort. A group of concerned citizens and families are coming together to provide food for local students that rely on school lunches during closures.
About Lunches of Love
Lunches of Love already does great work in the community, but they need your support more than ever now to fill the gap.
Lunches of Love is a ministry of Mission Firefly that provides healthy foods and snacks to underprivileged children in our the Tennessee Valley. The children receive a bag of food each Friday to take home for the weekend. Many of these children receive free breakfast and lunch at school but may not have adequate amounts of food during the weekend.
What Is Needed NOW
Donate non-perishable lunch items or help coordinate lunch packing for local families in need during the pandemic.
Items needed are:
- Macaroni and Cheese, boxes and individual microwaveable cups
- Boxes of Cereal
- Packs of Ramen
- Fruit cups & cans of fruit
- Peanut Butter in jars and individual packs
- Boxed Ritz or Saltine crackers
- Packs of individual peanut butter crackers and cheese crackers
- Squeeze Fruit pouches
- Jars of applesauce
- Boxes of raisins
- Canned Soup
- Canned pasta with pop tops, like ravioli
- Boxes of instant Oatmeal packets
- Juice boxes
- Individually wrapped snacks, like granola bars
- Individual non perishable milk boxes
Can’t donate food? Donate dollars here! Please consider donating to this worthy cause so we can pack as many bags as possible for this time.
You can also donate directly to the Food Bank of North Alabama online. These funds go a long way to feeding those in need, as every dollar donated provides seven meals to those in need.
Want to Help?
Join the Facebook Group, FEED THE KIDS: Lunches Of Love Extended School Closing Food Drive
This group was created to assist in quickly gathering the supplies to assist those individuals in insuring that those children are taken care of when they leave school Wednesday. They’re going to need lunch packers and help collecting donations at the drop-off locations.
Dial 2-1-1 if you are in need of food for your family during the closure. You will be linked to local resources that can help within the community!
Stephenie has worked with and around books and authors for over 12 years, both at retail booksellers and public libraries. She is a rare Huntsville native, mother of two high-energy boys, wife of one, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Managing Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and also manages to conduct freelance marketing and PR work.