MUST Ministries in need of donations for Summer Lunch program
A local non-profit organization, MUST Ministries Inc., which aids the homeless and families in need, is calling on the community for donations for its Summer Lunch program.
This organization offers programs and services to individuals, families, and children with food, housing, employment, clothing, and healthcare services.
This program has fed more than 6,000 metro Atlanta children in seven counties with 537,527 meals in just nine weeks last year. The goal is to serve that many children again this year, if not more.
A MUST Seasonal Programs Director, Paula Rigsby, stated, “The number of children we serve continues to grow each summer, particularly in our current environment of increasing need. These children can only be fed through an abundance of generous volunteers and donations. We are facing shortages of everything from juice boxes to people willing to help.”
The program will launch on June 1 and run through July 29. With the current climate of distribution and inventory issues, MUST needs the community’s help now more than ever through food donations, financial support, and volunteer efforts to feed the children.
Those willing to help are encouraged to donate certain items or package together “Kids’ Kits” in plastic bags, filled with 10 drinks, five breakfast items, five lunch items, and five snack items in each bag. A list of items needed can be found here, as well as how to make a financial donation and sign up to volunteer during the program.
You can deliver all items at one time to the MUST Donation Center located at 1280 Field Parkway in Marietta which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and designate donations for Summer Lunch.