A program by a Marietta nonprofit to provide sandwiches for hungry children may be saved by a law change being pushed through the Georgia General Assembly by Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, East Cobb. The “Save our Sandwiches” or “SOS” bill, SB 345, was introduced by Kirkpatrick in the Senate on Jan. 31 and passed unanimously out of the Health and Services Committee on Wednesday, to be placed on the Senate calendar for a vote. Kirkpatrick says she’s trying to get it passed through the Georgia House and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp before the end of this legislative session. It would allow MUST Ministries, a Marietta-based nonprofit that has been serving vulnerable and homeless people for almost 50 years, to continue the sandwich program volunteers have been running for the past 24 summers.
By Rosie Manins, Marietta Daily Journal
Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R- east Cobb, serves as Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and as a member of the Senate Health and Human Services, Insurance and Labor, and Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committees. She has more than 30 years’ experience as an orthopaedic hand surgeon.