MUST Summer Lunch Program
From August to May, thousands of children all over the Atlanta metro area receive a breakfast and lunch at school free or at a reduced cost. For many, these meals help to supplement what their families’ purchase or receive via the SNAP program (aka food stamps).
However for many children, summer vacation begins a period of food insecurity, a time when they are not certain when they will receive a meal because their primary food resource, the school cafeteria, is closed.
MUST Ministries’ Summer Lunch Program provides lunches to more than 250,000 children in the metro area. CTK parishioner Carol Hunt was instrumental in beginning the program at MUST Ministries 18 years ago. CTK parishioners Betsy Orr and Kathleen Swann began the Cathedral’s inaugural participation with 200 lunches made in their basements. The next summer, they spearheaded our parish making almost 2,000 lunches. This year marks the Cathedral’s 9th year of participation in the MUST Summer Lunch Program and during that time, CTK has provided approximately 19,000 lunches. Providing 1,500 lunches each week costs $1,700 a week for each of the 7 weeks of June and July. Your generosity is appreciated. Please help us feed children in need this summer!
Lunch Making Mondays
4:00 pm Prep in the Hyland Center Gym
4:30 pm Lunch Making begins – June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 12, 19, 26 & 30
8:30 am Hyland Center Gym
June 5, 12 , 19 & 26
July 13, 20, 27 & 31
For More Information
Watch video about MUST Summer Lunch
CTK Parishioner Carol Hunt is featured in this video on the start of the Summer Lunch Program: http://youtu.be/h0GIwiMy9XI
This video features teens serving and other activities. http://youtu.be/tV6a5zOY1DQ