Cumming, GA – The Place of Forsyth County is presenting the 3rd Annual Hunger Awareness Lunch to increase awareness for the poverty in our own county and fight hunger.  It takes place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 12 Noon at the Cumming First United Methodist Church.  September is Hunger Action Month.

The Place of Forsyth County assists people of Forsyth County with essential needs and to be self-sustaining.

Joni Smith, Executive Director, The Place of Forsyth County, indicated “Neighbors in our community don’t have enough food for their family.”  Many eat only canned food and never eat fresh products such as eggs or fresh fruits and vegetables.  This important fundraiser will benefit the Food Market at The Place so that these fresh items can be provided for those in need.

Following is an example of a family living in Forsyth County:  Melanie and her husband were working full time and doing well until April.  He was hurt severely (lost his leg) in an accident.  He has had to have around the clock care from her.  Melanie went on family leave which is unpaid.  Their son has just graduated from high school and will go to work to help with bills.  With limited financial assistance from The Place, our continued help with the Food Market has allowed the family to survive.

 The lunch will feature testimonials from clients and volunteers from The Place who have been served by their programs and services.  There will also be a Thrift Store Boutique with doors opening at 11:30 am for early shopping.

 Tickets to the lunch are $25 per person and reservations can be made with Ashley Carroll via email: or via phone at 770-887-1098.

The Place of Forsyth County is a 501(c)(30 organization, founded in 1975, assisting more than 27,000 individuals and families in 2015.  The Place is committed to its mission of assisting people of Forsyth County with essential needs and to be self-sustaining.

Contact: Ashley Carroll

The Place of Forsyth County