Sack Lunches for the Soup Kitchen

Sack Lunches for the Soup Kitchen
By Julia Ariail
Posted July 7, 2015

Members of the “sack lunch team” in action on July 7. Click this image to see more photographs from this activity.

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.

Members of the “sack lunch team” in action on July 7. Click this image to see more photographs from this activity.

Members of the “sack lunch team” in action on July 7. Click this image to see more photographs from this activity.

Members of the “sack lunch team” in action on July 7. Click this image to see more photographs from this activity.

Members of the “sack lunch team” in action on July 7. Click this image to see more photographs from this activity.