Serve Together

PROJECT KIDS EAT

Project Kids Eat began in 2000 when we became aware of children living in extended stay hotels not having access to nutritious meals in the summer months when school is no longer in session. We deliver food and other necessities to local extended stay hotels and 2 apartment complexes with the help of business partners and nearby churches.

 

We love partnering with people and organizations to be able to more fully support the families in our Norcross Community.   Partnering can look differently depending on you - can you come and volunteer to help?  Or are you part of an organization who would like to collect needed items for the families?  Maybe you or your company would like to contribute financially?  This year we enjoyed partnerships with the following organizations:

 

• Sage Dining Services provided 3,114 discounted meals for the children

• Cobb Global Outreach who provided backpacks and school supplies

• Little Caesar’s prepared 287 pizzas at a special price for our fun Friday Meals

• Greater Atlanta Christian School provided about 50 essential items bags, toilet paper, and treat bags 

• Salvation Army provided meals to the families living at 3 of the hotels we serve

• Parkview Christian Academy donated activity packs to give the kids something to do over the summer

• Bambinelli’s delivered 1,009 yummy pasta meals to us this summer at a great price

• We were able to work with SPARC's (Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center at Bradford Apartments) summer program and The Breck Apartment complex to provide 2,075 meals for children

• We received grants from The Thumann Foundation and The Shumard Foundation  

 

If you would like to partner with us please contact Julie Williams

 

Give to Project Kids Eat

If you would like to help support Project Kids Eat either financially or by supplying needed items for the families, we could use your help!  We will be distributing essentials kits to the families a few times throughout the summer.  An essentials kit includes full sizes of the following: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, a bar of soap or body wash, and 4 toothbrushes. We also need laundry pods and toilet paper. 

FAQS

What is the time commitment for PKE?
Where are the meals served?
Do I go alone to the hotels?
Do I need to wear a mask?
Do I need a background check to serve in PKE?
Can my kids serve with me?
Is childcare provided?
I don't have a car, can I still participate?

Summer 2023 Recap

 

Summer 2023

 

Meals Delivered

5,388

Volunteer Positions Filled

376

Essentials Bags

87

PKE Christmas Caravan 2024

The Saturday before Christmas Project Kids Eat will have a caravan to go to extended stay hotels in our community to deliver a box of food, toys, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other needed items.  This year's date is Saturday, December 21 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Sign up to participate in the festive event will open in November. Please contact Julie Williams at julie@campuschurch.org for more information.

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