Our 2018 free summer lunches program for kids age 18 and under is in the planning stage.
Want to help? We will need donations and community volunteers. We hope to serve more fresh local produce this summer. We hope to serve more kids.
We anticipate having openings for AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers again this summer and a part-time cook. Information will be posted as it becomes available.
Lunches – Summer 2017!
Free lunches were served to children Monday-Friday, 11am to 1pm at the First Presbyterian Church. The
program was available from May 30 to August 16, 2017, and served over 1600 meals. We employed a part-time cook and AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers as well as many community volunteers.
Genesis Garden worked with a summer nutrition community coalition to provide healthy meals to children over the summer. The Coalition included the McDonough County YMCA, the McDonough County United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sister for Warren and McDonough Counties, First Presbyterian Church of Macomb and Soup & More. Lunches were available Monday-Friday from June 6 to August 19, 2016.
On August 18, 2016, Macomb Mayor Mike Inman presented the staff and volunteers with Certificates of Appreciation. The Voice wrote a front page article about the Summer Feeding Program. Click Here to donate to this year’s program!