Volunteer driver Kevin Thompson loads his car with boxes of food during the Meals On Wheels Thanksgiving meals preparation and delivery day. In Gwinnett, Rotary Club volunteers will pack meals this weekend. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC AJC FILE PHOTO
Photo: Steve Schaefer
Photo: Steve Schaefer

Gwinnett Rotary Clubs to pack 50,000 meals for students, families

Members of 11 Gwinnett County Rotary Clubs will pack meals for hungry families Saturday.

More than 100 people are expected to participate in the event, which aims to package 50,000 meals for Gwinnett families and children.

The meals, of vitamin-enriched macaroni and cheese, will benefit the nonprofits Nothing But the Truth, Mercy Seed Food Pantry and View Point Health.

Participants will be from the following Rotary Clubs: Braselton, BufordNorth Gwinnett, Duluth, Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Sunrise, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Gwinnett Mosaic, Peachtree Corners, Rotary Club of the South and Sugarloaf.

The volunteers will meet at 1020 Lakes Parkway in Lawrenceville from 10 a.m. to noon.

Nothing But the Truth serves 39 elementary schools and seven middle schools, founder Scarlett Rigsby said in a statement. The nonprofit works to ensure students have food to eat over the weekend. It also provides food for 250 Clayton County students.

“Feeding hungry children has become a serious issue in our country,” Louise Radloff, the vice chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Education, said in a statement. “Rotary stepping up to address this issue is a conversation that is critical to the future. Taking care of our children today will drive the attitude of tomorrow so we will be a healthy community.”

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