Street Grace coordinated with Metro Atlanta churches, organizations, businesses and community volunteers to contribute 1,000 bags of food items to Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta at Brookhaven Christian Church Saturday, March 29.
Of the 10,000 "blessing bags" Street Grace provided, each bag consisted of breakfast, lunch and dinner items for two days, including oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, granola bars, water and other nonperishable food items. One thousand students within Fulton and DeKalb county public school systems will be recipients of the donated bags.
“This donation provides love packages to students to let them know there are people that are concerned about them even when they’re not in school. It also is an incentive to stay encouraged, stay focused and get ready to come back after spring break to take the End-of-Course Tests and CRCT,” said Angela Williams, site coordinator at Cedar Grove High School. “More than anything, we realize there are a lot of people out there who are struggling; we don’t know how much we touch them until you give them a bag. It means a lot; it’s giving them a hug.”
CIS of Atlanta site coordinators will distribute the bags Friday, April 4 to students in need, including the following DeKalb County schools: Cedar Grove High School, Clarkston High School, McNair High School, McNair Middle School, Stone Mountain High School and Towers High School. Food items will also be distributed at Fulton County's Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School (East Point).
“It was inter-generational with young people to seniors. It was an awesome experience and I can’t express how touched I was and thankful,” Williams said. “I want to thank Street Grace for taking care of our babies.”
CIS in turn donated 30 bags to the after school program at The Kindezi School, an Atlanta public charter school.
Street Grace is a faith-based organization leading churches, community organizations and individual volunteers on a comprehensive path to end domestic minor sex trafficking in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States.
Check out photos from Saturday's donation drive below: