Sack Lunches for the Soup Kitchen
By Julia Ariail
Posted July 7, 2015
Valdosta’s Community Soup Kitchen closes each year during a week around the Fourth of July. Along with four other area churches, Christ Church volunteered to take a day to prepare sack lunches and distribute them on the site of the Soup Kitchen. Sandra Fletcher coordinated this activity, and eleven other church members helped.
Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, the volunteers prepared 200 sack lunches consisting of a sandwich with sliced turkey meat, mayonnaise, mustard, and lettuce; a banana; a sack of potato chips; two homemade cookies; and a bottle of water. After the lunches were prepared, the volunteers drove to the Soup Kitchen location at 601 N. Lee Street at 11:15 a.m. to distribute them. The recipients were genuinely grateful, and several of them said “God bless you” as they received their daily lunch meal.