SCI Brings Together Volunteers to Serve Lunches to Needy Children

Flier for Summer Lunch Program


One of our host site partners, the North Suburban YMCA, asked SCI if we could help recruit volunteers to serve lunches to needy children over the summer at a site close to a public housing development.  Without a strong base of volunteers, the free lunch program could not be made available during this time of need. 

Morgan Randall, serving as an SCI AmeriCorps member focused on Woburn volunteer recruitment, was charged with collaborating with the YMCA staff and the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn to recruit volunteers needed to be able to offer this service.  This was toward the end of her service term, and she was able to build upon her experience over the year to recruit the 14 volunteers needed to offer the program to low-income children every weekday all summer—3,164 lunches were served thanks to these volunteers!

“I received an overwhelming response from the community wanting to volunteer for the program,” Morgan commented.  “A great example of the power of volunteering to make a difference.”

This story shows the power of volunteers; as well as the power of collaboration.  The YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and SCI all worked closely to ensure the program was able to be offered during this time of need, and many other local organizations including NuPath and the Rotary Club of Woburn also stepped up to help.