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COE invited to serve Savannah community on Aug. 17

Georgia Southern University College of Education (COE) faculty have organized a community service opportunity with People of Action Caring for Kids (PACK) of Savannah, Georgia on Friday, August 17 at 11 a.m. Members of the COE are invited to come together to pack bags of food for local Savannah K-12 students.

“PACK is an organization that works with local schools to provide meals and basic necessities to all students who sign up,” explained Janel Smith, lecturer in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education. “The organization also runs a clothes closet at the Chatham County DFACS office for foster families as well as supporting local charities.”

Smith explained that because PACK directly impacts the locals students in schools in which Georgia Southern serves, she and fellow faculty members wanted to donate their time to assist the organization in their efforts.

Members of the College interested in assisting are encouraged to RSVP or email any questions to Smith at

PACK is a 501c3 non-profit organization that began in 2014 with the mission of ensuring that school-aged children have meals when they are not at school. Students receiving free or reduced lunches or recommended students from school counselors are offered the opportunity to opt into the program if they feel their family could benefit from the assistance. The PACK office building is located at 9150 Old Montgomery Rd., Savannah, Ga. 31406 (at the back of the Compassion Christian Church, East Campus parking lot.) For more information about PACK visit,


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