Relationship with Mt. Bethel
Mt. Bethel and MUST share a great long-term partnership. MUST is thankful for the level of volunteers coming from Mt. Bethel as well as the financial contributions. This year, Mt. Bethel funded the purchase of a bus that will be renovated to be a mobile food pantry. Mt. Bethel has been a foundational supporter of several other projects over the years.
During COVID, from March-December 2020:
- 4+ million meals provided
- 7+ million pounds of food distributed to over 150,000 people
- 42 neighborhood pantries
- 379,000 Summer lunches delivered
- 4,000+ children received toys and essentials from the Christmas Toy Shop
- 1,100+ in housing programs
MUST shares any extra resources with 15 other agencies so nothing goes to waste.
In a normal year, MUST serves approximately 33,000 people.
How You Can Help
- MUST Evening Meals are served by Mt. Bethel groups on the 5th and 12th of every month at the MUST Elizabeth Inn, our local homeless shelter. This is a great opportunity for groups (Life Groups, Sunday Schools, or simply groups of friends) to prepare and serve the evening meal for between 60-70 clients at the shelter.
- Sụmmer Sack Lunch Program: Great opportunity for Sunday school classes, Life Groups, Girl Scout Troops, and any other group looking for a service project. Help make or deliver lunches for over 2,000 children living in poverty in Cobb and Cherokee counties through MUST’s Summer Sack Lunch Program. Contact [email protected] for more information.
- Operate new mobile pantry.
- Serve at Mercy Care Clinic.
- Cook and serve meals at Loaves and Fishes or Elizabeth Inn.
- Serve residents at Elizabeth Inn.