Volunteer Spotlight

Angie Breindl

Angie found Meals by Grace through volunteermatch.com a little over two years ago. "I had been volunteering on the weekends at an assisted living center and was ready for a change."

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We LOVE our volunteers! Our volunteers give and serve and love on children and families who catch their enthusiasm and hope!

THANK YOU for caring enough to invest your time and resources to help the food-insecure in your community. We hope we have anticipated all the questions you have before you register. If you have more questions, please leave a voice mail message on our volunteer line at 404-268-8924.

Registering online ahead of time allows us to be prepared with your nametag and helps you find your team more easily.
Click any 'Register to Serve' button on this page.

SUNDAY HOME DELIVERY (Forsyth)

Where and when?

Meals by Grace food support volunteers serve Forsyth County families every Sunday at Midway United Methodist Church from 1 to about 4:00 (depending on delivery duration). Arrive around 12:50 and come to the church gymnasium, next to the field. Enter through the far left of the building. Parking is available throughout the church campus.

Who can volunteer? Who can lead?

  • We have teams for every age! Even little ones can create "blessing cards" that will be included with every delivery box.
  • Kitchen volunteers should be 13 yrs +, unless it is the first Sunday of the month. On "Kids in the Kitchen" day, only kids 12 and under may register for cooking in the kitchen.
  • Groups are also welcome! We ask groups to register in advance so that we can plan for you!
  • If leading a team of happy volunteers sounds like fun, please let us know so we can schedule you for leadership training with our John Maxwell-certified leadership trainer! There is no cost for this training.

How do I sign up? How can my group sign up?

Please register online! Click the button above. On the next page you will be able to choose the Sunday from the calendar that best fits your schedule. After you make an account (or log in to your existing account), you will be able to choose your team. To register next time, just login and look for "Service Days" under the Volunteer menu.

If you are interested in having a group of 10 or more volunteer, please email volunteer@mealsbygrace.org to pick a date and set up the details.

What will I be doing?

By registering, will be able to pick your serving team:
  • Breads and desserts
  • Dry/canned goods
  • Kitchen (13 yrs + unless it's Kids in the Kitchen day)
  • Fruit (10 yrs + with permission & supervision)
  • Dish washing (10+)
  • Making laundry detergent & filling bottles
  • Special projects
  • Delivery only (arrive at 2:30) MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE

What is the day’s schedule?

Here is how the day will progress:
  1. Arrive at the gym at about 12:50 pm.
  2. Grab your name tag (or stop to register at the welcome table).
  3. Meet us at the front of the gymnasium for a discussion of safety rules & instructions.
  4. Find your assigned team lead to gather with your team and have fun!
  5. Pack family food boxes.
  6. Receive final instructions in our meeting area.
  7. Deliver to thankful families.

TUESDAY / THURSDAY CLIENT CHOICE PANTRY

Where and when?

The Client Choice Pantry is open for families in need to shop via a points system on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 2. Pantry volunteers arrive at 9:30 at our Fill Ministries Office and help re-stock until 2:30. The Client Choice Pantry is open for families in need to shop via a points system on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 2. Pantry volunteers arrive at 9:30 at our Fill Ministries Office and storefront at 432A Canton Highway in Cumming. We are located at the far-left end of the North Cumming Corners Shopping Center. If you can stay until 2:30, we can use your help re-stocking the shelves.

Who can volunteer?

We have volunteers from all walks of life. Some are also pantry clients! Due to the nature of the tasks, children as young as middle school-age are welcome to come, if their parents also serve and provide supervision.

How do I sign up?

Please register online! Click the button above. On the next page you will be able to choose the Tuesday or Thursday from the calendar that best fits your schedule. After you make an account (or log in to your existing account), you will be able to choose your team. To register next time, just login and look for "Service Days" under the Volunteer menu.

What will I be doing?

During this time there are several tasks that need to be accomplished, including:
  • Greeting / checking in client families
  • Registering point value purchases through software (we will train you)
  • Stocking shelves
  • Administrative support

MONTHLY SATURDAY HOME DELIVERY (Dawson)

Where and when?

Meals by Grace food support volunteers serve Dawson County families the second Saturday of the month at Hightower Academy.

Please arrive to help unload the truck at 1:45pm. We are finished and out the door to deliver by 3:00 pm. The address is 175 Tiger Circle, in Dawsonville. This location doesn't map easily so map to the Racing Hall of Fame. Go just past it (on the right) and take the first street on the right. The Dawson County Junior High is on the corner. Just past the school are the sport fields (on the left). There is a road that turns left between the soccer field and a small parking area attached to a small brick building with no windows. Turn right and pass through the parking area past this brick building and go towards the back, passing the softball fields on your left. Hightower Academy is directly beyond the parking area now in front of you. Enter the building through the covered portico front doors and sign in, pick up your nametag and proceed to the delivery table to select your family and pick up their shopping list for processing. Additional instructions will be given to you.

How do I sign Up? How can my group sign up?

Please register online! Click the button above. On the calendar page following, click on the Saturday service opportunity. If this month's Saturday has already passed, you can click on the Next Month button. To register next time, just login and look for "Service Days" under the Volunteer menu.

If you are interested in having a group of 10 or more volunteer, please email volunteer@mealsbygrace.org to pick a date and set up the details.

What will I be doing?

We will be packing shelf-stable foods, frozen meat and bread into boxes, then delivering to the families we serve in Dawson County. Packing takes place from 2:10 to 2:45 pm. You will be out the door to deliver by 3:00 pm.