Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has issued a grant matching challenge to the Memorial Drive Hunger Ministry! From now until March 31st, EVERY DOLLAR DONATED TO THIS MINISTRY WILL BE MATCHED BY THRIVENT WITH 50 CENTS, UP TO $5,000 DOLLARS!
We invite everyone who is passionate about feeding the homeless and transient community around Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain to prayerfully consider making a donation during this time period, via our Paypal site. (You can include the church mailing address as well as a secondary way for those who don’t use Paypal.)
Due to the great impact that the Memorial Drive Huger Ministries has had on the surrounding community, this ministry has been blessed with several grants in 2013:
- In February received $2,000 from ELCA Domestic Hunger Grant.
- In April received $325.00 from Tracy Goodrich & Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
- In October received $528.76 from LSG Hunger Walk Food Grant.
Please consider donating now.
Memorial Drive Hunger Ministries has been serving folks along Memorial Drive since 2008. Here is a bit about who we are. Please consider giving a donation to support this ministry.
WHO ARE WE?
Stone Mountain Georgia is home to a remarkably diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious gathering of people from around the world. It is also “home” for an increasingly large homeless and transient community of folk, many of whom can be found each day and night somewhere along a 3-4 mile stretch of Memorial Drive. As there is no overnight shelter available in the local area, 3 area churches met in 2008 to discuss the need to provide basic emergency food service for those in the 3-4 mile corridor of Memorial Drive. Memorial Drive Hunger Ministries (MDHM) began first as a 3 day a week “emergency” midday meal ministry to street folk. This ministry has grown, both in the number of churches that provide volunteer support for the ministry, to the number of days emergency meals are now served (six day a week) to the number of folks served each week (from 45 a week in 2008 to as many as 360 folk a week in 2013)