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 200,000 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.”