During this time of thanks your family may want to do something for the less fortunate. Our Mercy Care Ministry invites you to adopt the Mercy Care Street Medicine team by making snack bags for the homeless.

Each week Mercy Care’s street medicine team provides critical medical and behavioral health care to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters free of charge. Many of the people that are served are runaway LGBTQ homeless youth, sex trafficked women, and unsheltered homeless people with deep mental health issues.

Each snack bag should include:

  • a can of soup, ready –to-eat, with a pull top lid,
  • a spoon,
  • a pack of peanut butter crackers,
  • a granola bar – CHEWY only,
  • a fruit cup, and
  • a napkin.

Snack bags should be either a ziplock bag or plastic grocery bag.

Please consider also including an inspirational message such as “Have a Nice Day,” “You are not alone,”  or a prayer.  The Street Medicine team has said that these inspirational notes have been valued by the recipients.

The purpose of the snack bag is to provide enough calories to be able to take medications without stomach upset.  Many people served have not had a meal all day.

Please do not include any candy or sweets or any perishable items (like sandwiches).

Snack bags can be dropped off at the Mercy Care Chamblee clinic located at 5134 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341 anytime Monday -Friday between 7am – 2pm. Contact John Smith 770-855-4223 or Jean Jandel at 678-843-8672.

For more information about OLA’s Mercy Care ministry please contact Darlene Mathews at joseph_darlene@yahoo.com.