Welcome to Operation Lunchbox
Operation Lunchbox was established as a non profit 501(c) (3) organization that began in 2015. We are a local organization, working with the board of education, social workers and school counselors to provide free food for homeless and underprivileged children. We are able to do this through awarded grants, fundraising, corporate partnerships and the generosity of donations.
We provide hungry kids every weekend with bags filled with non perishable foods. Nearly one million kids in the state of Georgia are eligible to receive free or reduced meals. Currently we are serving in Butts, Clayton, Henry, Jasper, Newton, Lamar and Rockdale counties.
In 2020 we began providing free groceries for families in need. Every week we set up a mobile pantry and hand out 1300 farmer to families food boxes. Currently we are providing 25 counties in Georgia with free groceries.
1 in 6 kids are food insecure.
1 in 8 adults are food insecure.
66 % of families have had to choose between food and medical care.
Georgia is ranked the tenth highest food insecure state in the United States.
Many people are one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity.
Health Risks for Children that are food insecure:
Do poorly in school.
Have social and behavioral problems.
Are frequently sick.
We are feeding 1,300 families every week.
We provide 3,600 kids with food each week.
Food insecurity refers to USDA's measure of lack of access at times to enough food for an active healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.
Stats provided by Feeding America, USDA and The Atlanta Community Food Bank.