On March 13, 2020, 50,000 Atlanta Public School students transitioned from in-person learning at school to virtual learning from home. Families were suddenly facing uncharted territory as their children were suddenly at home all day with little or no access to outside childcare. Those who were just getting by found themselves unable to provide meals for their family because they had lost access to inclusive school meals, lost their job or had to cut back hours to cover childcare in their home.
KIDS CAN'T LEARN WHEN THEY ARE HUNGRY.
What began as a grassroots collection of funds between neighbors and friends to support a community in need is now growing into a cluster-wide effort. Our group has relied on the support and generosity of those in the community, our volunteers and a few larger corporate donations. Moving forward, and in order to obtain the monthly funding needed, Operation Feed will rely on more community partners like you to keep our mission successful.
Prefer to shop and give food directly? Operation Feed welcomes any donation! See our Amazon Wish List by clicking that button below.
Please note that Operation Feed has filed for 501(c)(3) status, but has not yet received approval from the IRS.
How you can help
We are looking for YOUR scout troop, sports team, book club or neighborhood to collect food items and build boxes for distribution!
Are you a high schooler looking for community service hours to meet your IB requirements? Get involved with Operation Feed and help families right here in your own community.
Build with your Team!
Operation Feed teams come together by collecting items to build boxes and bags as a team.
At a time where social interaction is so limited, kids and groups have enjoyed their (socially distanced and masked) "packing parties" to make BaseBoxes or SnackBags for other families.
Pack boxes with us!
We are looking for student volunteers to help us on site to prepare for our monthly distributions.
Opportunities range from making and packing boxes, to loading boxes in and out of vehicles, to helping with inventory. Click below to sign up for time slots!