Meet Feed My Lambs
Giving You Opportunities To Love, Give, & Serve
Around the Corner. Around the World.
Why We Do What We Do
- We Are Called
- We Believe in Children
- We Know Love Wins
Feed My Lambs’ mission is to partner with local businesses, communities and area churches to open Christian schools in economically impoverished areas, to help empower at-risk children spiritually, academically, physically and socially, and to improve families and communities.
Feed My Lambs schools educate children and their families about a better way of life. It operates schools of excellence and is funded solely by financial and in-kind donations from individuals, businesses, foundations, churches and communities. More simply, Feed My Lambs is about children, education and love, and has been since Founder Elizabeth Weatherby first conceived it.
After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Master, you know I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” John 21:15
In 1982, our founder, Elizabeth Weatherby, first felt the call of God to “go get the little children.” Before our schools ever came into focus, Elizabeth began to find ways to make an impact in areas of need that were local to her. In the metro-Atlanta area, she worked with local grocery stores to receive donated food, and in turn, she developed a program to give that food to the poor. She preached and sang in state and local prisons and worked with inmates and their families. She developed several outreaches to help impoverished areas that included clothing drives and holiday parties. Those parties are now known as our Happy Birthday Jesus parties and, to date, have been able to provide Christmas to more than 100,000 children.
Our first Feed My Lambs school opened in 1994 in the historic Techwood Homes of Atlanta, GA., which in 1936 was the first public housing homes project established in the United States. We were incorporated in July 1990 and received our 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status in April 1992. Our second school opened in Johnny Walker Government Homes in Marietta and our third school opened in 1997 at Red Barn Mobile Homes in Cherokee County. And like they say, “The rest is history.”
To date, Feed My Lambs has enrolled more than 11,000 children in 20 independent schools in metro-Atlanta, Liberia and northern Mexico. Today student enrollment exceeds 1,600 children in metro-Atlanta; Ganta, Monrovia and Paynesville, Liberia; and in Piedras Negras and Nava northern Mexico.
All Feed My Lambs schools are in high- risk, economically impoverished areas and have long waiting lists of children. Eighty-five staff members support Feed My Lambs’ 1,600-plus student population, including six staff members in its Cobb County, Ga., headquarters, who manage fundraising and administration. Additionally, Feed My Lambs has a nine-member volunteer board from Atlanta’s business, education and religious communities, and enjoys the day-to-day involvement of our Founder, Elizabeth Weatherby.
Feed My Lambs is committed to reaching every child on its surging waiting lists, and to add new schools where children need them. Its most immediate need is additional funding to meet the following priorities:
- Add five new schools in five years in metro-Atlanta; increase student population from 40 to 120 in Marietta and from 50 to 80 in Austell
- Build additional facilities on land already acquired in Mexico and Liberia to accommodate wait-listed children
- Provide all resources to meet demands of new and increased student populations: Hire more teachers; deliver school supplies, consumable curriculum and food; and cover operating expenses