Summer Lunch 2019

Blessed is he who is generous to the poor..
Proverbs 14:21

About Summer Lunch Ministry

Summer Lunch Ministry provides lunches Monday - Friday during the summer to children that, during the school year, received free/reduced lunches at school. By relieving this potential financial burden from families, it allows them to continue to receive a healthy meal. For this to happen, volunteers help make lunches, prepare routes for delivery and take the lunches to the sweet children in Cherokee County.
See below for details on each part of this process and to help.

Prepare the lunches...

Hillside servants gather together two times a week to make lunches. Join us in assembling lunches on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday Evening at 5:30 p.m.  Typically Hillside assembles 350 lunches in about 1 hour (including clean up) so don't be late or you will miss out.  This is an awesome family tradition for kids ages 3 and up. Click below to volunteer.
Businesses, organizations, teams, families, neighbors and clubs often like to organize and assemble lunches to donate. If you have a group (large or small) that would like to donate lunches, click below.

Prepare the routes...

This team ensures that each route is ready to go. They work in the Hillside kitchen counting lunches, doing lunch inventory, adding sandwiches to each lunch bag and boxes up the bagged lunches for each route.  These volunteers typically serve from about 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  On occasion, volunteers might take lunches to other churches in need of additional lunches. Click below to help.


Drivers and riders pick up their route boxes no later than 10:45 a.m. to be able to make the first delivery by 11:00 a.m.  These volunteers actually meet the children and hand deliver lunches to them with a beautiful smile.  Volunteers have the option of offering age appropriate children's books as well. Background checks will be done on all drivers and riders. 


Background Check

All drivers and riders must have a background check done through Hillside. This form requires a notary signature (available through Hillside).


Prepare Routes

All who prepare routes for deliver, please print, read and sign this form.


Driver / Rider

Drivers must be over 21 and riders must be over 18. Please print, read and sign this form.
Younger ages are welcome to ride along and participate from the back seats.