Memories Through Lunch and Art: Dad decorates daughter's lunch bags

When freelance cartoonist Mike Jenkins packs lunch for his 16-year-old daughter Maggy, a routine choir is transformed into something heartwarming.

For the last three years, Jenkins has transformed the bags into works of art with the hope of creating a lasting memory.

He says he started drawing pictures on her lunch bags because he had the time. His older children had graduated to college and he was down to making only one lunch – Maggy’s. He didn’t have regular work at the time he started but still had the urge to draw. So instead of just putting her name on the bag he decided a picture be do much better.

Jenkins said the day of the week often inspired what he drew. He’s drawn approximately 600 to date.

"It just makes me feel so special. I’m just so lucky. I come to school at lunch - I pull out the lunch bags and I get to see what it is each day and it's so special. It's just such a great amazing warm feeling," she said of her father's labor of love.

Maggy says she saves them all.


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