Monthly Archives: May 2012

11Alive helps ‘Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

By Beth Sawicki Action Ministries hopes its new Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program will feed more than 100,000 children in Atlanta, Fayetteville, Gainesville and Tucker this summer. Every summer, many children who depend on free and reduced-price lunches during the

Posted in Atlanta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Action Ministries, 11Alive to Feed 400 Children

By Beth Sawicki ATLANTA — Representatives from a local nonprofit will visit 11Alive’s Midtown studio Wednesday to make lunches for 400 local children. Action Ministries, a statewide nonprofit that leads communities and volunteers in serving their neighbors in need by

Posted in Atlanta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Summer Feeding Programs Combat Food Insecurity

By Lee Johnson Thousands of school-age children across the state look forward to the end of the school year. But for many of those students, the end of school marks the beginning of uncertain meals or, at the very least,

Posted in Gainesville, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

“Smart Lunch, Smart Kid” Program Feeding 1,000 Children

By Mark Barber AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) – Through the school year needy students have free meals with everyone else in the lunchroom, but once summer ends so do the meals. Action Ministries is combating the hunger through a program called,

Posted in Augusta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Program to Feed Kids During Summer Gains Momentum

By Brittany Hannah Forty-three percent of children in Rome and Floyd County are considered “food insecure,” with limited or uncertain access to adequate food, according to Action Ministries-Rome executive director Mark Hellman. With the beginning of summer, uncertainty can set

Posted in News, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Summer Lunch Program to Serve 400

By Kenneth A. Hobson, Jr. A sandwich-cutting took the place of the traditional ribbon-cutting at Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program kickoff on Wednesday, May 16. The Butts County Administration Building smelled of creamy peanut butter and sweet jelly

Posted in News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Action Ministries Launches Summer Lunch Program

By Shelia M. Poole Hundreds of Georgia children will get free lunches this summer through a nutritional initiative by Action Ministries. The Atlanta-based nonprofit launched “Smart Lunch, Smart Kid,” a program that will rely heavily on volunteers to buy, make,

Posted in Atlanta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

“Smart Lunch, Smart Kid” Program Provides Meals To Students Over Summer

By Corey Bachman “The whole point of it is to make sure the children have a healthy and nutritous meal every single day during the course of the summer,” said John Moeller. Action Ministries has unveiled the “Smart Lunch, Smart

Posted in Augusta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

More Lunches Headed to Children in Need in the CSRA

By Lauren Powell wenty eight percent of the children in Richmond County and 23 percent of the children in Columbia County are “at risk of hunger”. Action Ministries wants to change that! Today they unveiled the details of “Smart Lunch,

Posted in Augusta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Summer Meal Program Kicks Off Monday in Richmond County

By Kelly Jasper Brown-bag lunches will be delivered door to door this summer in a new program that aims to keep children who rely on free and reduced-price lunches from going hungry. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, an initiative of Action

Posted in Augusta, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid