Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Hunger doesn’t take a summer break

Published July 10, 2014

Parishioners at Atlanta’s Cathedral of Christ the King are participating again in MUST Ministries’ summer lunch program.  MUST provides summer lunches to more than 250,000 children in the metro area. This is the fourth summer that CTK parishioners have joined the community effort.

Pastor Msgr. Frank McNamee challenged the parish community to provide 1,000 lunches a week for nine weeks during the summer.

With half the summer gone, the community has prepared 5,000 lunch boxes and 7,000 sandwiches, aiming for a goal of 10,000 each. Parishioners of all ages meet at 4:30 p.m. Mondays in the school cafeteria to make the sandwiches. On Tuesday mornings, the lunch bags and sandwiches are delivered to the distribution sites. Parishioners meet at the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m. to load up their vehicles.

The total cost of this outreach for the nine weeks of June and July is approximately $10,000, or $1,100 per week to provide 1,000 lunches ($1.10/lunch).