Community Outreach


MBES Giving Week 2023: Monday January 23rd – Saturday January 28th

Has your family always wanted to give back but didn't know where to start? Being little in a big world can make it challenging to know where we fit in or how we can affect change. By volunteering, our Buccaneers can see how actions that may appear small, can make a big difference in the lives of others. We’ve lined up the following volunteer opportunities for our 2nd annual MBES Giving Week. We are so excited for you to be a part of it!

We would LOVE to see it! Snap some pictures of you and your family giving back and be sure to use the hashtag #MBESGIVINGWEEK



MONDAY-January 23rd “Thank you for being a Helper!”

Students and their families can choose to make handmade thank you cards to give to a “community Helper” (Police Officer, Postal Worker, Garbage Person, etc.) thanking them for their service.

Click HERE for a template.



TUESDAY-January 24th Sandwich Making Day with The Sandwich Project

Host a sandwich making get together at your house with neighbors, your child’s sports team/civic group or friends. All you need is a small group and sandwich making supplies. Make sandwiches on Tuesday (1/24/23) to be dropped off Wednesday (1/25/23) at a Sandwich project drop-off location in either the East Hampton or Hampton Lakes neighborhoods.


For Delivery and Prep Instructions click here:

Sign up a group to make sandwiches here:


A little about The Sandwich Project: The Sandwich project is a grassroots 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing sandwiches to the homeless and food insecure families in the Atlanta area through an ever growing network of volunteer sandwich makers across the city.



THURSDAY-January 26th 4-5pm and/or 5:30-6:30pm Backpack Blessings

@ Mt. Bethel Church (Lower Roswell Road)



4-5pm: Volunteer to stage food supplies by unpacking cartons and preparing for individual fulfillment

AND/OR 5:30-6:30 Volunteer to pack food in backpacks and load onto the delivery truck.


Sign up to volunteer HERE (click the January calendar and sign up for Thursday, 1/26/23 at either 4:00pm: staging items and/or 5:30pm: packing items)



Backpack Blessings partners with two elementary schools and the Salvation Army After School program to reach children who qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program and have little to no food on the weekends. They provide chronically hungry children with food to take home over the weekend. Each week during the school year, backpacks are stocked with nutritious, child-friendly, and easy-to-prepare food. Learn more about Backpack Blessings here:



SATURDAY-January 28th 9:30 AM-Noon Solidarity Sandy Springs Food Pantry



Feel free to arrive anytime between 9:30 and noon to drop off your donation, see the pantry in action and help repackage items to be donated.


Please bring a donation or two from this list:

  • Size 6 Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken

Please Park at the Memorial Home next door and walk over to Solidarity Food Pantry at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church. The pantry tries to keep the church parking lot available for shoppers.

Learn more about Solidarity Food Pantry Here:


Sign up to volunteer here:

If you have questions or want to help support this group please reach out to