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 15, June 29, July 13 and July 20

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. Sign up to volunteer here.

3. Volunteer to deliver items to our MUST collection site. Sign up to volunteer here.

4. Donate the following items to help supplement a families weekly household expenses:

Laundry Detergent (Liquid, powder or pods)
Dishwashing liquid
Liquid Hand soap
Hand Sanitizer

Deliver donated items to the plaza between 8 am – 10 am on the following dates: June 15, June 29, July 13 and July 20.

History of the Lunch Program at CTK

CTK parishioner Carol Hunt was instrumental in beginning the program at MUST Ministries 19 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 2022 will mark the Cathedral’s 14th 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.

Questions? Contact Wendy Klump wklump@ctking.com, 404-233-2145 x439 or Joanne Love, joannelove629@comcast.net, 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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