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May was a smooth month with some special blessings! At the beginning of the month, Hugh Branch: A Family of Farms gave us a generous amount of sweet corn which the patrons enjoyed having for lunch. Keith Wedgeworth also blessed us this month by donating delicious, juicy watermelons for us to serve. Then, towards the last part of the month, we received another savory donation of corn from TKM/Bengard Farms. We truly appreciate all of these donations and the continued support in helping us to serve fresh and nutritious meals to our patrons.

We are excited to announce we will be including a “Volunteer Spotlight” in our newsletter each month. This month we are pleased to spotlight Sister Etha Jones. She has been a faithful volunteer for the Lighthouse Cafe from the very early years. Her late husband, Reverend Isaac Jones of Mt Zion AME Methodist Church, and several of their church members would bring food every Friday to cook and serve the patrons. Presently, Sister Jones serves three days a week and is a valued member of our Board of Directors. With years of service helping others in the church and our community, Sister Jones has and continues to be an example of a faithful servant of the Lord. We heartily appreciate her dedication, involvement, and guidance within the Lighthouse Cafe. We salute you, Sister Etha Jones, and thank you for your service.

Throughout May, we served 998 breakfast, 1,490 lunches 1,293 “sick & shut-in” lunches, and 442 healthy snacks for the students participating in the after-school program at the Life Center. As the summer begins, many of the people we serve travel to Georgia and other states to work, making June a traditionally quieter month for us. This slightly slower time of the year allows us to reflect, plan, and re-energize to keep our programs strong and consistently improving.

We thank each of you for your ongoing support and love. We could not do what we do without our faithful community partners and generous donors. As always, we ask that you keep us in your prayers.

God Bless,


Martha Lynn Weeks