embers arrive at their appointed hour, check in with the treasurer and contribute a small programming fee. These funds are used for fuel or insurance for the delivery truck and are a way for members to buy-in and have a true sense of ownership of their Co-op. Members then work together to unload the truck, set up the distribution room, sort the food, and for those unable to do the manual labor, simply sit and visit with other co-op members.
A meeting is then held, which Co-op members convene. The meetings typically include a devotional time, community announcements and at times, speakers from outside organizations, such as the Morehouse School of Medicine or the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Then, the boxes of food are distributed and members leave until they gather again in two weeks.
Join us at Mason Fine Art on April 23rd from 4 – 7 pm, where the Urban Recipe community of Co-op members, staff and supporters will gather to celebrate Urban Recipe’s 25th Anniversary and honor the incredible dedication and leadership of founder and long-time Executive Director, Chad Hale.
Your tax deductible donation supports our organization’s work to provide enough food for families who need it most, and helps change lives. Every dollar counts..