Food 4 Kids
||As part of our outreach to the community we volunteer with Interfaith Emergency Services with the Food 4 Kids Program. Food 4 Kids was created in 2004 when it came to the attention of school teachers that many children were not being fed over the weekend. Interfaith's "backpack program" as it's termed, was created to provide food for each child that qualifies at the school level for assistance.
The week begins at Food 4 Kids by our volunteers that pack durable, rolling backpacks full of food for each household. The volunteer delivers the backpacks directly to the school, tagged for each child. The child takes the backpack home on Friday afternoon and returns them to school on Monday morning. Then, the volunteers pick up the backpacks at the school and the process starts all over again. Druid Hills currently serves two schools in Marion County.