WHEN THE NEWS seems overwhelmingly bad, we’ve found a way to gain a little perspective—look for the helpers. Here are just a few organizations taking heartwarming measures to help our communities in this time of need.
MEALS BY GRACE
Provides food to children and families in need in Forsyth County using resources from the community and its own aquaponic farm. Donations are accepted at two pantry locations in Cumming. The organization also needs farm, pantry service and delivery volunteers in order to operate. Visit mealsbygrace.org for needed items or to sign up.
In addition to global service efforts, Serv works to impact families in need of food on a local level by distributing cleaning supplies and nonperishable food items to food pantries across North Georgia. Donations are accepted at the SERV store in Canton, as well as online through initiatives like the Meal a Month Movement. servhttp://www.servone.orgone.org
Distributes Family Food boxes and assists Cobb County Schools with weekly meal distributions as part of its MUST Food Rapid Response Program. Donations accepted at sites in Canton and Marietta; resources are available to help you host your own food drive. mustministries.http://www.mustministries.orgorg
BE THE VOICE
A character-building initiative that empowers students to be true agents of change in the face of bullying, prejudice, exclusion and more in peer-led campaigns with age-appropriate videos and monthly challenges. Find information about bringing the program to your own school system at be-the-voice.org.