Food for Kids Program

OCONEE FOOD FOR KIDS PROGRAM


School isn't just a place for learning. ... For some of our kids, it's also the most reliable source of food in their lives. The Oconee Food for Kids program was created to help bridge and even close the hunger gap for school children in Oconee County Schools (OCS) by providing a bag of nutritious, kid-friendly food to children who might not otherwise have enough to eat over the weekend. 

This program is aimed at closing the hunger gap for school children in Oconee County Schools (OCS) by providing a bag of kid-friendly food to children who might not otherwise have enough to eat over the weekend. Please help us provide enough food for weekend meals and snacks for children identified as being in need by Oconee County school officials.

Food for Kids Packaging Site


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Every Thursday from 
9:30am - 11:00am.
 Please call Linda for more information at: (706) 769-4974 
or email: linda@oconeeconnection.org 
2015-2016 Statistics
 130 children (grades K-12) were sent home each Friday with a bag of healthy food (total is 13% increase in children served over last school year).
 5,200 bags packed by OCS High School special needs students during 2015-2016 school year at the J. Phil Campbell, Cooperative Extension Building.
 Dedicated groups of volunteers kept the program on track every week by delivering the bags to all 10 schools.
 OCS teachers and staff supported the program with monthly deductions from their paychecks.
 High Shoals Elementary and Colham Ferry Elementary Schools’ Empty Bowl dinner raised money to help support the program.
 Thrifty shopping at multiple food stores combined with food donations kept cost of bags low.


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