What We Do » Weekend Food Ministry
Nothing but the Truth, Lawrenceville location, provides “Weekend Food Bags” for over 900 children weekly in 45 local elementary and middle schools. Students have been identified by their school counselors as being food insecure and in need of additional food for the weekend.
Weekend Food Ministry Details
Children who participate in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program during the week often struggle to have food over the weekends. That’s where the weekend food ministry steps in. Bags of food are provided to local school counselors in order to be sent home with the students EVERY Friday in their backpacks. Bags include easy-open/self-serve foods.
Below is a complete list of weekend food items we collect. Over 900 of each of these items are sent home with students EVERY week!
Individual Easy Mac-n-Cheese (microwavable)
Individual Bowls / Boxes of Cereal
Crackers, Cookies, Chips
Individual Fruit Cups & Applesauce
Individual Sweet Snacks
Volunteers on this team are needed for:
“Family Night”: An opportunity for families to come pack bags with their kids (age 5 and up)—What a great way to get your kids involved in serving others! Family Night meets once a month on Tuesday nights. Email us for specific dates and opportunities.
Collecting items for our food bags (food drives… great for sports teams, girl scouts, boys scouts, neighborhoods, workplace)
Quarterly outreach to the schools we serve by providing items to uplift and encourage the staff. A great way to say “Thank You” for the job they do.
Email us should you have more questions about this ministry. Our Pantry location is in our new Truth’s Annex at 324 W. Pike Street, Suite 100, Lawrenceville 30046 (please park in back of building). Nothing but the Truth currently is serving schools in Gwinnett, Clayton and Barrow Counties.
Do you enjoy working with children?
We have many children that come to Truth’s Place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Could you invest one to two hours into the life of a child? A rotating schedule is available which will allow you to serve as much or as little as your schedule allows.
Submitting a Ministry Partner Application is the initial step required. Once your ministry partner application is received, we will send you a safe, secure link for you to complete online background check. All results are stored electronically so all information is secure.