Quitman Methodist church, Rotary Club offer summer meals for school-age kids


The Quitman First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and the Rotary Club of Quitman joined forces on Monday, July 25 to provide daytime meals for school-age children in the Quitman-area.

The objective of this summer-meals program is to help meet the nutritional needs of children in families whose budgets for daytime meals may be limited.

Under the program, school-aged children will be provided with three breakfast and three lunchtime meals each week at no charge. Each meal is intended to be light but nourishing. Refrigeration of a portion of the meals will be needed, but preparation is minimal. 

The six meals will be distributed at the covered entry to FUMC’s J.O.Y. Hall from 5-6:30 p.m. for two more weeks: Monday, Aug. 1 and Monday, Aug. 8. J.O.Y. Hall is located at 207 N. Goldsmith, between Lane and Goode Streets.

No paperwork or identification will be required. A family representative will only need to drive into the covered entry and advise volunteers of the number of children who will be served.

This year’s summer-meals program will conclude in mid-August when the Quitman ISD classes and regular meal programs commence. FUMC and Rotary plan to resume their summer-meals program in 2023, either before or at the conclusion of similar summertime meal programs at the Quitman schools and public library.

For more information call the FUMC office at 903-763-4127.