Since 2010, Johnston City Free Will Baptist has served as host site for JC Kids’ Lunch Bunch in cooperation with many other area churches and organizations. At Lunch Bunch (in addition to receiving free nutritious, balanced lunches) children participate in a wide variety of activities and interact with guests correlated with each week’s emphasis. These guests include athletes, coaches, team mascots, musicians, artists, crafters, health professionals, community workers, and international educators. Though the church serves as host and administrator of these programs, other local churches and community organizations provide volunteers, programming, and funding. We encourage your participation as well.
In 2017, we served 3,839 USDA-approved children’s meals. Our 5-year total is over 17,000 meals, not counting those for adults. By the way, parents and caregivers may eat lunch with children at no cost. Funds for these adult meals are provided from private donors and other faith-based and nonprofit organizations. Donations from local businesses, organizations, and individuals are used to prepare meals to feed parents, caregivers, and volunteers, provide programming and resources for after-lunch activities, purchase extra food for kids to take home on weekends, and help better promote Lunch Bunch to children and families in the community.