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. Summer 2019 will mark the Cathedral’s 11th year of participation in the MUST Summer Lunch Program and during that time, CTK has provided approximately 31,000 lunches. Providing 1,500 lunches each week costs $2,000 a week for each of the 8 weeks of June and July. Your generosity is appreciated.

Click here to help us feed children in need this summer!


Questions? Contact Claudia Shepherd, 404-409-5237 or Joanne Love,, 404-256-1442.


2019 Dates

Lunch Making Mondays

3:30 pm Prep in Kenny Hall

4:00 pm Lunch Making begins – June 3 & 17, July 8 & 22

Delivery Tuesday

8:00 am Meet in Kenny Hall

June 4 & 18

July 9 & 23

Click here to sign up to volunteer!


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.


This video features teens serving and other activities.