Meet our director: Margie
Margie Boone, a native Georgian, is a devoted wife, a proud mother, an overjoyed grandmother and the founder and CEO of Margie’s House Inc., a non-profit organization established to connect the disadvantaged with the resources needed to become self-sustaining.
Margie holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) in Management Information Systems from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Arts (MA) in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary.
In 2016, Margie’s passion to address the food insecurity crisis in the south metro area led to the establishment of Margie’s House because there are too many children going to bed hungry, too many senior citizens having to make the unimaginable choice of putting food on the table or purchasing necessary medication, too many single moms struggling to provide basic needs for herself and her children, too many 2 income families living in poverty and unable to provide the basic needs of their family, and so many more that are affected by food insecurity.
As founder and CEO of Margie’s House Inc., Margie is making a positive impact in South Fulton County by currently serving over 850 families and distributing over 45,000 lbs. of food each month. In April, 2020, Margie’s House successfully transitioned from monthly to bi-weekly food distributions in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Distributions included 600 weekly prepared meals from Home Depot, weekly distributions of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and bags of non-perishable food. The successful transition was only possible with the assistance of ongoing partnerships with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Midwest Food Bank, Community Engagement - United Way of Greater Atlanta, Second Helpings Atlanta and a new partnership with Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council.
The work of Margie’s House has been recognized by the Atlanta Community Food Bank as the New Agency of the Year in 2017, the Community Partner of the Year in 2019 by College Park (GA) Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and the 2020 Unity In The Community Award by the South Fulton National Day of Prayer Committee.
Margie's House can't solve every problem or overcome every heart ache, but we are here to offer something everyone can use in difficult times...hope.
To equip disadvantaged families with physical, spiritual, emotional or financial needs by providing resources that will help them gain and maintain long-term independence.
To establish a place where the disadvantaged are motivated, educated and challenged to set and achieve goals.
To establish homes that give refuge to the homeless, teen moms, runaway teens, and domestic abuse victims.