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Meals by Grace founders Stephen and Suellen Daniels standing together.
Est. 2011
We understand hunger...

Because We've
Been There

When Meals by Grace founders Stephen and Suellen Daniels lost everything in 2010, they had no idea their deepest pain would turn into their life’s greatest mission: to help feed others in their time of need.

Since 2011, the Daniels, along with an army of donors and volunteers, have been bringing food, hope, and transformation to those experiencing hunger in North Georgia.

Now, you can join the mission and change lives with us, one meal at a time.

From Suellen Daniels

The Meals by Grace Story

Doing Whatever We Can To

End Hunger In North Georgia

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You have a role to play at MBG
Meals by Grace is

By Community,
For Community

Every week, Meals by Grace feeds families through a no-cost pantry and a home delivery service, and it takes a lot of resources and man-power to do it.

It’s the strength of our community that brings the mission of Meals by Grace to life. By Community, For Community.

Building relationships through our community and volunteers leads to families in need being taken care of."
—Suellen Daniels, Executive Director

Facts About

Meals by Grace

An Award-Winning Nonprofit

Recognized for our impact in our community

Located in
Cumming, GA

A central location for food deserts in North Georgia

Providing Social Work Services

Because people don’t need hand-outs, but a hand up

Our Ongoing
Mission

To bring food, hope, and transformation

Testimonials

Food = Security = A Better Future

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More About Meals by Grace

Frequently Asked Questions

At Meals by Grace, we exist to provide food, hope, and transformation
to our friends and neighbors in need.

Meals by Grace is a community-based organization that feeds hungry children and their families. Our mission is to bring food, hope & transformation to children and families in need with resources from our community so that children can go to bed happy, not hungry.

Meals by Grace is funded through gifts from the community; individuals, local churches, corporate sponsorships, community foundations and grants.

Anyone and everyone! A truly “by community, for community!” organization, officially partnered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB). We receive gifts from and partner with many other community organizations, civic groups, schools and clubs.

Please refer to our Form 990  for information about the ministry operational costs.

Yes Fill Ministries Inc (DBA Meals by Grace) has a board of Directors and a list of members can be found on the “Board Members” link on this website. The responsibility of the board is fiduciary and we also maintain an advisory committee of experts to assist in areas of their specialties.

Join Our Team

View open positions at Meals by Grace
Chief Development Officer

Chief Development Officer – Cumming, GA

Meals by Grace, a dynamic non-profit organization focused on bringing food, hope, and transformation to needy children and families, is seeking a Chief Development Officer (CDO). The successful candidate will set and achieve fundraising goals and plan and implement a development program to meet the organization’s needs.

The CDO will report to and partner with the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This newly created position has a ground-floor opportunity to build a dynamic development operation. Meals by Grace is headquartered in Cumming, GA, where it currently operates a food pantry and food delivery program for thousands of families in the northeastern suburbs of metropolitan Atlanta. Future plans include a large campus for wholistic care and training to fulfill their mission to bring food, hope, and transformation to children and families in need.To see their vision video click here.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the CEO and Philanthropy Chair of the Board of Directors to determine annual fundraising priorities.
  • Develop, organize, and execute each strategy of the fundraising program, including but not limited to:
    • Organizational giving (corporate gifts, in kind, peer-led, foundation programs)
    • Digital fundraising (social media, email)
    • Donor gifts (individual, recurring, major givers)
    • Capital Campaign
    • Fundraising events
    • Planned Giving (legacy, bequests)
    • Sponsorships (serve days and events, ministry events)
    • Grants
  • Meet annual fundraising goals, leveraging staff, volunteers, Youth Board, Ambassador Program, and other internal resources.
  • Identify and build relationships with new donors and grantors, leveraging LinkedIn, personal contacts, Board connections, and social/community interactions.
  • Implement strategies to form strong, lasting relationships and grow the engagement and potential of existing donors.
  • Utilize story branding, community relations, forum/roundtable memberships, speaking engagements, fundraising events, newsletters, social media platforms, and other means to reach as many donors and sponsors as possible.
  • Create reports to analyze and measure progress toward fundraising goals and campaign effectiveness.
  • Furnish the Board with regular development progress reports.
  • Continually look for new donation programs and opportunities
  • Stay current on fundraising trends and best practices and implement them as applicable.
  • Create relevant and informative fundraising literature to support various strategies and events in cooperation with Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Employee management responsibilities, including overseeing development staff, hiring/discipline/termination of employees as needed in partnership with the Executive Director, and timely, constructive performance evaluations.
  • Utilize ministry software tools; Virtuous CRM, Microsoft One Note and wealth screening software in accomplishing and recording the development team’s activities. These software tools, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and performance dashboards will be used to track the attainment of goals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of proven success in professional fundraising
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or related field preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles required.
  • CFRE certification (or desire to obtain)
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory skills.
  • Desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
  • Self-starter, goal-driven, independent worker, organized with exceptional follow-through.
  • Positive “culture-keeper” team member, self-confident, good listener
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, emotional intelligence skills
  • General knowledge of tax planning principles and tactics that favor charitable giving.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Meals by Grace is being assisted in this search by Columns Fundraising.  Applications may be submitted to Columns through November 30, 2023 using this online form

If you would like to nominate someone for consideration, please use this online form.

Chief Development Officer – Cumming, GA

Meals by Grace, a dynamic non-profit organization focused on bringing food, hope, and transformation to needy children and families, is seeking a Chief Development Officer (CDO). The successful candidate will set and achieve fundraising goals and plan and implement a development program to meet the organization’s needs.

The CDO will report to and partner with the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This newly created position has a ground-floor opportunity to build a dynamic development operation. Meals by Grace is headquartered in Cumming, GA, where it currently operates a food pantry and food delivery program for thousands of families in the northeastern suburbs of metropolitan Atlanta. Future plans include a large campus for wholistic care and training to fulfill their mission to bring food, hope, and transformation to children and families in need.To see their vision video click here.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the CEO and Philanthropy Chair of the Board of Directors to determine annual fundraising priorities.
  • Develop, organize, and execute each strategy of the fundraising program, including but not limited to:
    • Organizational giving (corporate gifts, in kind, peer-led, foundation programs)
    • Digital fundraising (social media, email)
    • Donor gifts (individual, recurring, major givers)
    • Capital Campaign
    • Fundraising events
    • Planned Giving (legacy, bequests)
    • Sponsorships (serve days and events, ministry events)
    • Grants
  • Meet annual fundraising goals, leveraging staff, volunteers, Youth Board, Ambassador Program, and other internal resources.
  • Identify and build relationships with new donors and grantors, leveraging LinkedIn, personal contacts, Board connections, and social/community interactions.
  • Implement strategies to form strong, lasting relationships and grow the engagement and potential of existing donors.
  • Utilize story branding, community relations, forum/roundtable memberships, speaking engagements, fundraising events, newsletters, social media platforms, and other means to reach as many donors and sponsors as possible.
  • Create reports to analyze and measure progress toward fundraising goals and campaign effectiveness.
  • Furnish the Board with regular development progress reports.
  • Continually look for new donation programs and opportunities
  • Stay current on fundraising trends and best practices and implement them as applicable.
  • Create relevant and informative fundraising literature to support various strategies and events in cooperation with Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Employee management responsibilities, including overseeing development staff, hiring/discipline/termination of employees as needed in partnership with the Executive Director, and timely, constructive performance evaluations.
  • Utilize ministry software tools; Virtuous CRM, Microsoft One Note and wealth screening software in accomplishing and recording the development team’s activities. These software tools, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and performance dashboards will be used to track the attainment of goals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of proven success in professional fundraising
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or related field preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles required.
  • CFRE certification (or desire to obtain)
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory skills.
  • Desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
  • Self-starter, goal-driven, independent worker, organized with exceptional follow-through.
  • Positive “culture-keeper” team member, self-confident, good listener
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, emotional intelligence skills
  • General knowledge of tax planning principles and tactics that favor charitable giving.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Meals by Grace is being assisted in this search by Columns Fundraising.  Applications may be submitted to Columns through November 30, 2023 using this online form

If you would like to nominate someone for consideration, please use this online form.

Annual Campaign Director

Director of Development, Annual Campaign – Cumming, GA

Meals by Grace, a dynamic non-profit organization focused on bringing food, hope, and transformation to needy children and families, seeks a Director of Development – Annual Campaign (DOD). The successful candidate will set and achieve fundraising goals and plan and implement a development program to meet the organization’s needs.

The DOD will report to and partner with the organization’s Chief Development Officer. This newly created position has a ground-floor opportunity to build a dynamic development operation. Meals by Grace is headquartered in Cumming, GA, where it currently operates a food pantry and food delivery program for thousands of families in the northeastern suburbs of metropolitan Atlanta. Future plans include a large campus for wholistic care and training to fulfill their mission to bring food, hope, and transformation to children and families in need. To see their vision video click here.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Chief Development Officer to determine annual fundraising priorities.
  • Develop, organize, and execute each strategy of the fundraising program, including but not limited to:
    • Organizational giving (corporate gifts, in kind, peer-led, foundation programs)
    • Digital fundraising (social media, email)
    • Donor gifts (individual, recurring, major givers)
    • Fundraising events
    • Sponsorships (serve days and events, ministry events)
    • Grants
  • Meet annual fundraising goals, leveraging staff, volunteers, Youth Board, Ambassador Program, and other internal resources.
  • Identify and build relationships with new donors and grantors, leveraging LinkedIn, personal contacts, Board connections, and social/community interactions.
  • Utilize story-branding, fundraising events, newsletters, social media platforms, and other means to reach as many donors and sponsors as possible.
  • Create reports to analyze and measure progress toward fundraising goals.
  • Continually look for new donation programs and opportunities
  • Stay up to date on fundraising trends and best practices.
  • Create relevant and informative fundraising literature to support various strategies and events in cooperation with Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Utilize Ministry software tools; Virtuous CRM, Microsoft One Note and wealth screening software in accomplishing and recording the development team’s activities. These software tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Dashboards will be used to track the attainment of goals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of proven success in professional fundraising
  • Annual Fund experience, including copy creation, audience segmentation, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles
  • Self-starter, goal-driven, independent worker, organized with exceptional follow-through.
  • Positive “culture-keeper” team member, self-confident, good listener
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, emotional intelligence skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Meals by Grace is being assisted in this search by Columns Fundraising.  Applications may be submitted to Columns through November 30, 2023, using this online form

If you would like to nominate someone for consideration, please use this online form.

Director of Development, Annual Campaign – Cumming, GA

Meals by Grace, a dynamic non-profit organization focused on bringing food, hope, and transformation to needy children and families, seeks a Director of Development – Annual Campaign (DOD). The successful candidate will set and achieve fundraising goals and plan and implement a development program to meet the organization’s needs.

The DOD will report to and partner with the organization’s Chief Development Officer. This newly created position has a ground-floor opportunity to build a dynamic development operation. Meals by Grace is headquartered in Cumming, GA, where it currently operates a food pantry and food delivery program for thousands of families in the northeastern suburbs of metropolitan Atlanta. Future plans include a large campus for wholistic care and training to fulfill their mission to bring food, hope, and transformation to children and families in need. To see their vision video click here.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Chief Development Officer to determine annual fundraising priorities.
  • Develop, organize, and execute each strategy of the fundraising program, including but not limited to:
    • Organizational giving (corporate gifts, in kind, peer-led, foundation programs)
    • Digital fundraising (social media, email)
    • Donor gifts (individual, recurring, major givers)
    • Fundraising events
    • Sponsorships (serve days and events, ministry events)
    • Grants
  • Meet annual fundraising goals, leveraging staff, volunteers, Youth Board, Ambassador Program, and other internal resources.
  • Identify and build relationships with new donors and grantors, leveraging LinkedIn, personal contacts, Board connections, and social/community interactions.
  • Utilize story-branding, fundraising events, newsletters, social media platforms, and other means to reach as many donors and sponsors as possible.
  • Create reports to analyze and measure progress toward fundraising goals.
  • Continually look for new donation programs and opportunities
  • Stay up to date on fundraising trends and best practices.
  • Create relevant and informative fundraising literature to support various strategies and events in cooperation with Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Utilize Ministry software tools; Virtuous CRM, Microsoft One Note and wealth screening software in accomplishing and recording the development team’s activities. These software tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Dashboards will be used to track the attainment of goals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of proven success in professional fundraising
  • Annual Fund experience, including copy creation, audience segmentation, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles
  • Self-starter, goal-driven, independent worker, organized with exceptional follow-through.
  • Positive “culture-keeper” team member, self-confident, good listener
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, emotional intelligence skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Meals by Grace is being assisted in this search by Columns Fundraising.  Applications may be submitted to Columns through November 30, 2023, using this online form

If you would like to nominate someone for consideration, please use this online form.