More than 350,000 children across Greater Atlanta are hungry during the summer months — children like Caleb. Caleb relied heavily on Bridging the Gap, a partner agency with Atlanta Community Food Bank, and its summer meals site to have lunch daily. At…
Two weeks into MUST Ministries’ summer lunch program, Kristen Miller received a troubling email. Miller, who works as a Community Outreach Coordinator for MUST, says a mother of six children emailed her letting her know she needed help feeding her family. “I…
A ministry in Conyers hosted classes about nutrition at several United Way of Greater Atlanta Silence the Growl meal-packing sites this past summer. Barbara Muse, executive director of Bread Of Life Development Ministries, said the classes helped teach kids in their community…
A timid 7-year-old boy picks up a phone and dials the number for MUST Ministries. The dial tone rings out and a woman answers on the other end. “Can you bring us lunches?” the 7-year-old says. He’s been hungry this summer. And…
#WhyWednesday: Brandon Sherman
“It would be close to the 20th of the month and food would start getting low and I know what it feels like to be a child who had dreams and had ambitions but you know, you’re hungry and there’s no help for you.”
Today, Brandon Sherman is Vice President and Branch Manager with Fidelity Bank in Fayette County, but as a child, he was no stranger to living with hunger. Hear how Brandon’s experiences inspired him to work with United Way of Greater Atlanta in Fayette County to change the lives of children in Greater Atlanta.
Child hunger is closer to home than you think. More than 350,000 kids in Greater Atlanta face hunger. Help us Silence the Growl, because full tummies means full potential. Want to get involved? Donate meals here.