Local arts university keeps Savannah area children fed

SCAD SERVE initiative to address essential needs in the community

Members of the community team up to feed the hungry.
The Savannah College of Art and Design announced a collaboration with Feed the Hungry to provide boxed lunches to more than 1,000 children in the Savannah and Chatham County community each week.

The donated lunches are part of the university’s SCAD SERVE initiative which empowers the SCAD community to listen to the needs of its neighbors and local leaders, and to create meaningful design solutions that improve quality of life.

Feed the Hungry is a non-profit charity formed by reverend and Georgia State Representative Carl Gilliard, his family and a host of volunteers.

“I am thankful SCAD has answered the call to provide ‘hope in a bag’ to those in need,” Gilliard said. “The partnership between Feed the Hungry and SCAD comes at a defining moment because we know poverty plays a role in the reduction of crime because hunger knows no boundaries.”

Once a week, SCAD SERVE volunteers hand-deliver the lunches to locations across the city, including summer camps, apartment complexes, and several Housing Authority of Savannah locations.

SCAD SERVE Director Scott Linzey said, “It is so rewarding to bring nourishment and joy to the children. We hope lunches help eliminate a need in our community so the children can focus on learning, creativity and following their dreams.”

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