Partner Agency Highlight: Margie’s House

On November 2, 2019, Margie’s House in Fairburn honored SHA at its annual gala. Second Helpings Board Member, Evelyn Sachs, graciously accepted the Partner of the Year Award. Margie Boone, founder and CEO, said, “This past year, because of our partnership with SHA we have been able to expand our services to the families here in south Fulton county. Our pantry has gone from being open twice a week to being open five days a week and providing prepared food for our clients. Prepared meals for families to pick up on their way home from work; weekly bread deliveries to senior apartment complexes; pop up luncheons and dinners for seniors – all because of SHA. It is with great pride that we honor this amazing organization as our Partner of the Year.”

Margie’s House’s mission is “to equip disadvantaged families with physical, spiritual, emotional or financial needs by providing resources that will help them gain and maintain long-term independence.” SHA has been able to connect this non-profit to food from our corporate partner Delta Airlines from their Employee Cafeteria and from the Delta Sky Clubs at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. These donations have made a huge difference by enhancing the quantity, quality, and diversity of the food available to Margie’s clients. Their access to it has emboldened Margie’s House to expand its activities.

In addition, SHA opened the door to receiving donations from Bimbo Bakeries. Margie’s volunteers are now rescuing up to 800 pounds of baked goods every week and sharing that with some other local charities. Together we are making a real impact on food-insecure residents who live south of the Airport.