“When Dassi had heart surgery, Detroit Chesed delivered lunches for the kids for the entire week! Over the last year, while we have been staying home and limiting our contact in order to keep Dassi safe, they have helped with trips to the grocery store and other necessities.”
LUNCHES WITH LOVE
We provide homemade school lunches to families in crisis, making sure that every child feels full and secure. Volunteers pack tasty, nutritious lunches without knowing who will eat them, helping kids maintain privacy and a sense of normalcy.
The idea for Lunches with Love was born when a teacher at one of Detroit’s Jewish schools saw a student pull out a slice of bread from his bag—and that was his entire lunch. When families struggle, financially, medically, or otherwise, no child should have to go through the day hungry. Yet lunches must be distributed discreetly, as to not cause shame or embarrassment
HOW WE FILL IT
Our volunteers prepare lunches the night before with no knowledge of who the recipients are. Drivers pick up the lunches and deliver them to the children’s home so they can go to sleep knowing they have a filling and delicious lunch to bring to school the next day. This program has been a game-changer for overwhelmed families, bringing peace of mind to both caregivers and children.