Our Daily Bread Summer feeding program expands locations in Lowndes Co.

| June 2, 2017

VALDOSTA – Summer feeding programs are kicking off in South Georgia.

In Georgia schools, over 60% of children qualify for free or reduced lunch.

The local non-profit, Our Daily Bread, is picking up those meals during the Summer break. They provide free breakfast and sack lunches to hundreds of kids in surrounding counties.

Local volunteers began delivering meals in late May, and will continue every weekday until the end of July.

Local volunteers say it’s a huge help for low income families during tough times.

“Everybody that gets involved, you’re not just getting involved to do a service,” says Gregory Williams, a volunteer. “You’re getting involved to raise a village. That’s pretty much what we’re doing here is raising a village. We’re making memories. The kids are remembering us. They’re listening, so we can pass on advice and help them go through life.”

He says every year he sees the crowd of kids multiply.

Due to high demand, they’ve added on 12 new stops in Valdosta. Our Daily Bread is looking for more volunteers to help distribute meals to local kids.

The Summer feeding program delivers to these locations in Lowndes County:

Azalea Woods
811 W. Mary Street
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Brittany Woods
1150 Old Statenville Road
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Woodstone
1503 E. Park Avenue
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Different View
2155 Bemiss Road
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tracey Lane
1203 Tracey Lane
12 – 3 p.m.

Charleston Street
520 Charleston Street
12 – 3 p.m.

Hollywood Camp
618 S. Patterson Street
10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Gables
1415 N. St. Augustine Road
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Inspired Styles
612 Baytree Road
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sumerline
201 Sumerline Street
12 – 3:30 p.m.

Kingdom Builders
113 E. Moore Street
12 – 3:30 p.m.

Bethune
909 Bethune Street
12 – 3:30 p.m.

Glorified Ministries Outreach
1521 Cypress Street
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Revival Church
107 Goosby Street
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

You’re Good Enough For Jesus
620 MLK Drive
12 – 1 p.m.

Christ Gospel Missionary Baptist Church
1402 E. Hill Avenue
12 – 1 p.m.

Save Our Children
1619 N. Lee Street
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Coastal Plain Area Community Economic Opportunity
180 W. Hill Avenue, Unit A6
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PeaceWay
2405 Bemiss Road
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Bethel AME Church
702 Johnson Street
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Grace Victory Holiness Church
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
303 N. Forrest Street
12 – 1 p.m.

Salter Hahira Library (Friday Only)
220 E. Main Street
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

McMullen Southside (Wednesday Only)
527 Griffin Drive
12 – 12:45 p.m.

Johnston Lakes Library (Friday Only)
720 Lakes Blvd.
1 – 1:45 p.m.

Valdosta-Lowndes Library (Wednesday Only)
300 Woodrow Wilson
11 – 11:30 a.m.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning lists 10 organizations with similar programs in Lowndes County.

To find more Summer Food Service Programs, you can call toll free 855-550-7377.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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