Each week iServe volunteers pack and deliver backpacks full of food for the weekend to 22 schools in our community. Between 50 to 60% (25% low and 85% high) of the children in the schools that we serve are eligible for free or reduced lunch, which means the families live at an income level that can make providing the basic three meals a day a struggle. We work with school administrators to identify the families in need (they are anonymous to us), and each week their child is sent home with a Bag of Love filled with food for the entire family. We currently provide food for 350 families for 34 out of the 36 weeks of school.

Ways to Give


Backpack Sponsorship

For the cost of one inexpensive meal, food can be provided for an entire family (24 meals total) for the weekend


Monthly Sponsorship

Donate monthly to cover the cost of one family's food. Bags of Love are given out to students every Friday


Annual Sponsorship

Cover the cost of one family's meals for an entire school year. That's nine months of food every weekend


An average of 60% of school-aged children in our service area are eligible for free or reduced lunch


We currently serve 22 schools, providing food to 350 families, delivering Bags of Love once a week throughout the school year


Volunteers pack and deliver Bags of Love each week. It takes a group of 10 people about 1 hour to pack all 350 bags. If your group would like to select a week, please let us know. Backup delivery drivers are also needed.

Schools We Serve

Maysville Elementary

Maysville, GA

Ila Elementary

Ila, GA

North Jackson Elementary

Talmo, GA

Jackson County Head Start

Jefferson, GA

Madison County Head Start

Danielsville, GA

Gum Springs Elementary

Jefferson, GA

Jefferson Elementary

Jefferson, GA

Jefferson Academy

Jefferson, GA

Jefferson Middle

Jefferson, GA

Jefferson High

Jefferson, GA

West Jackson Middle

Jefferson, GA

West Jackson Elementary

Hoschton, GA

East Jackson Elementary

Commerce, GA

East Jackson Middle

Commerce, GA

East Jackson High

Commerce, GA

Jackson County High

Hoschton, GA

Commerce Primary

Commerce, GA

Commerce Elementary

Commerce, GA

Commerce Middle

Commerce, GA

Commerce High

Commerce, GA

Empower Center

Jefferson, GA

Legacy Knoll Middle

Hoschton, GA