“This is an amazing accomplishment for the Summer Lunch 2013 team,” according to Kelley Henderson, Vice President and Chief Programs Officer. “Not only did they meet the hunger needs of more than 6,000 children across eight counties, they worked together to our little neighbors in need. This amazing effort showcases MUST’s continued commitment to working with local community partners in service across North GA.
In Cherokee County alone, the number of sack lunches rose to 67,549 from last year’s total of 51,338.
Henderson estimated a 58 percent increase over the last four years as MUST has gone from serving Cobb and Cherokee Counties to reaching Bartow, Douglas, Gwinnett, North Fulton, Paulding and Pickens as well. “It’s remarkable what a community can do when they all work together on one cause. We are pleased to help lead this crusade to serve children in need in our area.”
MUST helps approximately 11,000 in just in Cherokee each year, almost half of whom are children. The number makes up 60 percent of those in need in this county.
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