The Atlanta-metro area has one of the fastest growing poverty rates in the United States, leaving children and families in our communities going hungry. 

Because of private donations of food and money, MUST’s three Food Pantries give away an astounding ton of food a day to those in need. Canned goods and other non-perishable items such as canned meats, diapers, rice, peanut butter and cereal are available to Cobb and Cherokee residents in need. Households may receive food four times a year, free of charge. Anyone can receive bakery items daily donated by local grocery stores.

Food Items in Short Supply

In addition to our Food Pantries, MUST operates the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen which feeds about 150 hungry men, women and children everyday at lunch. Breakfast and dinner are also served to 65 residents at the Elizabeth Inn.  The residents are provided with a sack lunch during the workweek.

Feeding neighbors in need has always been a core component of MUST Ministry and remains a constant reminder of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.


“My church was having a food drive for MUST, so I took a flier to FedEx to have it printed. The gentleman who helped me looked at the flier and said, ‘MUST fed me for a year.’ He explained that he lost his job and it took him a long time to find a new one. ‘I couldn’t have made it without the help I got from MUST and I will always be grateful for that help.   --Beth