The Lunch Buddies program began in 2001 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, and expanded to include John F. Hughes School in 2002.
This program allows volunteers to meet a referred child once a week for lunch at the school. Lunch Buddies can play games, read stories, draw, do a craft, help with school work or just talk. Volunteers must be available during the child's designated lunch period and may bring their own lunch or purchase a school lunch from the cafeteria.
The volunteer and child remain matched in the program throughout the school year. At the end of the school year, the volunteer and youth have the opportunity to continue the program as a 1:1 match or a Pen Pal match for the summer. The Lunch Buddies program allows the volunteer to act as a positive role model/mentor to the child in a school setting.
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