Give Cobb County Residents The Dignity Of A Sunday Supper

COBB COUNTY, GA – A holiday that doesn’t appear in traditional calendars – National Sunday Supper Month, observed through January 31 – is growing in importance as so many Cobb Counties struggle to eat enough to keep up with the coronavirus Cope with pandemic. related job losses, company failures and other economic difficulties.

The idea behind the National Sunday Supper Month is to rediscover the tradition of families spending time together at the dining table to share stories from the past week, says Isabelle Laessig, founder of the Sunday Supper movement.

For approximately 93,000 people in Cobb County, lavish Sunday evenings – or any meals – are out of budget. Up to 50 million Americans were facing food insecurity by the end of 2020, according to a projection by Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger relief organization.

You can help Feeding America with a tax-deductible contribution that says the economic fallout from the pandemic sent millions of Americans to food banks for the first time. For every $ 1 you give, Feeding America can offer 10 meals through its network of 200 grocery banks serving and delivering 60,000 pantries, kitchens, and dining programs.

If you’re among those struggling to find enough food or want to volunteer, there are some resources here in Cobb County:

  • The Family Resource Center, 400 Franklin Gateway SE, Suite 250, Marietta
  • Must Ministries, 1407 Cobb Parkway NW, Marietta; 460 Pat Mell Road, Smyrna
  • First Christian Church, 569 Frasier St. SE, Marietta
  • Cobb Vineyard Church – Pantry of the Beth Day Memorial, 3206 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw

Sunday evening dinner doesn’t just nourish the body.

The importance of family dining – often the only time of day the whole family spends time together – is firmly anchored in research showing that sitting together to eat not only nourishes the body, it also has social, physical, and emotional aspects .

The Sunday meal goes back to 2012 when food blogger Isabel Laessig’s eldest child left college longing for the time she spent in the kitchen and with family with meals. She and eight other bloggers, Laessig, said they were “passionate about bringing families together to cook and eat together,” and hosted the first virtual progressive Sunday meal.

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Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness of the millions of Americans who are starving. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that by the end of 2020, more than 50 million Americans will not have enough nutritious foods to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a social patch project. Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how to donate in your community or find a pantry near you.

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