Macon Outreach began at MSUMC in 1971. Working cooperatively with other churches, businesses, area services, and volunteers, Macon Outreach now serves over 54,000 hot, nutritious meals each year from its Downtown Kitchen to those living in poverty in Middle Georgia. Additionally 7,000 families received emergency groceries this past year. Volunteers are needed daily to serve breakfast or lunch, register clients, give hugs, and assist with providing from Mulberry’s Clothing Closet and Grocery Pantry. Macon Outreach accepts food, clothing, and monetary donations.
A mission to assist senior, disabled, or needy Mulberry members by performing necessary minor repairs around their homes. Repairs such as minor rot repair, handicap ramps, painting, putting up or taking down Christmas decorations, light bulb replacement, etc. are the types of work done. The person requesting our help pays for the materials used, and the volunteers provide the needed tools and expertise. This mission has helped over 100 families at least once, some more, since its inception.
If you would like to participate in the work, or if you are in need of this type of assistance, please contact a Mulberry pastor or Paul Riley at (478)-477-4338. Your privacy is important to us.
Volunteers are paired with people in our church who can no longer get out on their own. These volunteers visit, call, and send cards to their “adopted” friend. If you know of someone in the Mulberry community who needs a special friend or would like to be a Soul Friend, contact Marilyn Armstrong by email or at (478)-335-8363.
The Mulberry Outreach garden is located at the corner of Walnut and New street. It was established in 2010 to provide fresh produce for the Macon outreach food pantry. Volunteers plant and harvest a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Fruits include strawberries, blackberries, figs, pomegranates, and grapes of several varieties. Some of the favorite vegetables are cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, okra, sweet potatoes, beans and peas. Volunteers work on Monday and Friday in the morning hours. Come by for a visit and we will put you to work!! Carolyn Barber 478-832-9309. Jane Moore 912-507-3921.