Conyers-based One Source Foods has made it their mission to bring affordable, quality meats and vegetables from local and national farms to service groups in the community, such as non-profits, schools, food pantries, shelters, transitional housing groups and families in need.
"It's pretty exciting. It's an easy way for nonprofits to source food into the community and use the revenue to grow the community," said Director of One Source Foods Kimberley Morris. "
"During the fall of 2011, the growing food needs of our community were brought to our attention," according to the company's history on its website. "It was at that time we began to research and strategically design a team within the food industry and locally to bring affordable frozen foods to our area."
The company launched in June 2012 as a division of the Master Marketing Corporation, which started in 1974. The pre-sold boxes of frozen meats and vegetables are also available for sale to individual customers and for-profit businesses.
"Our business model is unique," said Morris. The for-profit company looks like a buy-in community subscription service or co-op, but there is no membership fee. The company also does fundraisers for community groups.
"Every month we create a monthly menu and customers go onto our website and order online," explained Morris. They currently distribute in Olde Town Conyers and will begin a new distribution point at Discover Point Church at 1605 Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers, across from LA Fitness and Chick-fil-A.
For more about One Source Foods, go to www.onesourcefoods.net
Community partners include:
One Heart Ministry - "We are ever grateful for their support and how they have cheered us on to create this exciting business. They are a Conyers based ministry focused on local outreach and led by Sheldon Landy. OHM is host to many community mobile church events and has a strong commitment to youth, senior adults, and prison ministry." For more on One Heart Ministry and to find out more about ordering, go to www.oneheartministriesinc.org
New Birth Missionary Baptist's Atlanta location, New Birth Metro - "Their senior pastor John Kennedy is passionate about serving the south side of Atlanta and bringing new life to their community. He is also the director of outreach for the Lithonia location. The ministry focus with resourcing food is on children in need and the senior population in nearby apartment buildings. Serving seniors has long been a goal of One Source Foods and we are honored to launch New Birth Metro this month." For more on New Birth Metro and to find out more about ordering from the monthly menu, go to www.newbirthmetro.org
InTime Apostolic Ministries - From InTime Apostolic: "The Outreach Department of InTime Apostolic Ministries is committed to meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the people in our community. God has blessed us over the years to partner with agencies who have helped us in our outreach endeavors. Our Mission: As a faith based organization, it is the mission of InTime Apostolic Ministries Inc. to alleviate hunger and poverty in our community by gathering and distributing food to those who are in need in our community." For more, contact Apostle Rosalyn A. Cooper at 770-469-4151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Place of Enlightenment, Inc - A 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and provide assistance to the body, mind and spirit of individuals and communities. Our goal is to help build and/or restore the self image of individuals and communities. Place of Enlightenment was founded in December 2010 by Mr. David Murray. Since then, Mr. David Murray and his wife, Mrs. Andrea Lewis-Murray, have seen tremendous growth. Under their leadership, Place of Enlightenment has partnered with major organizations, such as the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Partnership for Community Action (PCA) in order to serve their community and beyond in an effective way. From distributing food to 10 families, it has grown to over 120 families on weekly basis. They have also assisted over 7000 families over the course of three years with their heating bills via PCA." For more information, contact 770-982-8221 or Mr. Murray at 347-755-1044, www.placeofenlightenment.org
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