Marietta First United Methodist Church

MFUMC joins forces with Atlanta Community Food Bank

First United Methodist Church of Marietta now partners with Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to bring more meals to children and families in Marietta and Cobb County. As a distribution partner with ACFB for only a few weeks, MFUMC has been able to enhance its already robust food assistance program. Last week, for example, MFUMC’s Local Mission Team picked up more than 1,100 pounds of food to distribute.

“We are excited that ACFB has extended its reach into Marietta and Cobb County,” says Beth Gilland, MFUMC member and chair of the Backpack Blessings program. “This will put more food on more families’ tables and help us with MUST Ministries Summer lunches. This is especially important when children are out of school.”

Serving Atlanta and surrounding communities since 1979, ACFB join with peer agencies and groups to compile “Hunger in America,” a report that describes the breadth of food need in the country. The report found: