Local non-profit gives free meals to single moms for Mother’s Day


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – While many celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day some single Savannah moms and their families received free meals for their families Sunday.

Non-profit Shelter From The Rain Inc., provided the meals in its 2nd Annual “Meals for Moms” food giveaway at Green Truck Pub.

The program is an effort to help both single mothers and local restaurants during the pandemic.

“So today we are offering single mothers in the area free meals at Green truck. We started this last year during the pandemic with hopes that we could support single moms in the community but also support a local business at the same time,” said Betsy Kane, Board Chair with Shelter From the Rain.

Kane, being a single mother herself, hopes that this small act will help ease the burden in the lives of those participating. “As a single mom I fully understand the struggles that moms face in this community and every community. I understand just a little extra on Mothers day goes a long way,” she added.

Organizers said the food giveaway began last year to help both single moms and local restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, they were able to supply 100 meals to single-parent families on Mothers Day. A mark they hope to meet again this year.

“Particularly during the pandemic, single mothers are carrying an enormous burden and we know that it takes a village and we are very humble to be a part of that village and do this small thing to recognize moms on mothers day,” said Whitney Shephard, co-owner of the Green Truck Pub.

Established in 2010, Shelter From the Rain has provided assistance to low-income single mothers and children in need. They offer food, job search assistance, baby supplies, household items, mentorship and support to moms in need throughout year.

“Being able to provide relief for single mothers and show our local food providers support, brings us so much joy,” Jennifer T. Graham, Shelter From The Rain Executive Director said. “This Meal for Moms fundraiser allows us to help two different groups at one time and fulfill our mission of enhancing the lives of single mothers. It is an honor to show love to single moms and our community restaurants on Mother’s Day Weekend.”

Shelter From The Rain Inc. will hold a “Virtual Mommy Meetup Support Group” event on May 22 and a game night the same day those interested can register here.

You can click here for more information and how to get involved with Shelter From the Rain.

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