MUST Summer Lunch Program

The MUST Ministries Summer Lunch Program provides nutritious lunches each summer to thousands of children in the metro Atlanta area. For many children, summer vacation begins a period of food insecurity. Many children are uncertain when they will receive a meal because their primary food resource, the school cafeteria, is closed.

Our MUST Summer Lunch Program will run on the following dates:

June 11, June 25, July 9 and July 23

Here are the ways you will be able to help us feed children in need this summer:

1. Make a monetary gift here

2. Volunteer to assemble lunches and/or grocery bags here

3. Volunteer to deliver items to our MUST collection site here

4. Donate the following items to help support our lunch making efforts:

  • 8 oz. Bottles of  Water
  • Juice Boxes
  • Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars, Protein Bars
  • Individual Apple Sauce Cups or Fruit Cups

Deliver donated items to the plaza between 8 am – 10 am on the following dates: June 11, June 25, July 9 and July 23.

History of the Lunch Program at CTK

CTK parishioner Carol Hunt was instrumental in beginning the program at MUST Ministries 20 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. Summer 2023 will mark the Cathedral’s 15th year of participation in the MUST Summer Lunch Program and during that time, CTK has provided approximately 45,000 meals. Providing 1,250 lunches each week costs $3,000 a week for each of the 8 weeks of June and July. Your generosity is appreciated.

Questions? Contact Wendy Klump, 404-233-2145 x439 or Joanne Love,, 404-256-1442.

Watch these videos to learn more about the MUST Summer Lunch Program:

CTK Parishioner Carol Hunt is featured in this video on the start of the Summer Lunch Program.

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