Monthly Archives: July 2013

Exercising as a Family Boosts the Fun While Improving Health

According to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which has launched a five-year, $25 million anti-obesity effort called Strong4Life, nearly 1 million kids in Georgia are overweight or obese. What a startling number! Research attempting to draw relationships between poverty rates — of

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Blog, Gainesville, Rome

Gainesville Children Help Make Lunches for Kids in Need

On Thursday, Action Ministries hosted a “pay it forward” program in which children from low-income neighborhoods helped make 60 lunches for other needy children, reported the Gainesville Times. “So many of us don’t get the opportunity to give back to

Posted in Gainesville, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Publix Job Fair in Rome Set for Aug. 13

Publix, an Action Ministries Partner in Service, will host a  job fair on Aug. 13 for a new Publix store opening in Rome, Ga. The job fair will be held at The Forum Civic Center.

Posted in News, Rome

Salesforce.com Volunteaming Effort Yields 800 Lunches for SLSK

A huge Action Ministries thank you goes out to Salesforce.com for their Action Hero efforts this morning to assemble 800 lunches in 35 minutes for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid! The “volunteaming” event took place at the company’s corporate convention at Lake Lanier

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Gainesville, News, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Action Ministries Launches Lunch Flash Mob: $70K in 70 hours – Go!

ATLANTA, Ga. (July 23, 2013) – Leaders of Action Ministries have announced the launch of an online “Lunch Flash Mob: $70,000 in 70 Hours – Go!” created to help the popular Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program meet its goal of

Posted in Press Releases

Gas South Employees Pack 1,000 Lunches for Kids in Need

Employees at Gas South worked together to pack 1,000 sack lunches for children in need as part of the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program by Action Ministries, reported 11 Alive on July 20. Click here for the story.

Posted in News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Lunch Flash Mob: $70K in 70 hours – Go!

Lunch Flash Mob: Spread the love. And the peanut butter. Do you know where your child’s next meal is coming from? What if you didn’t? There are 800,000 kids in Georgia whose parents struggle to keep food in the pantry

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Breaththru House, Event, Feed the Hungry, Gainesville, Housing, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Women’s Community Kitchen Volunteers Set the Bar High

Tuesday, July 16, was an amazing day at the WCK. We had 31 wonderful volunteers — 21 children and 10 adults. DOOR brought a group of seven from the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, Ill. DOOR volunteers come to

Posted in Atlanta, Blog

Do the Action Dash Shake: Labor Day is Coming!

Do the Action Dash Shake from Action Ministries Georgia on Vimeo. Register online for Action Dash, a Labor Day family tradition!

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Event, Gainesville, Rome

Volunteers Break Sandwich-making World Record

While trying to break a world record Saturday morning, 75 local volunteers did something much better than securing their place in Guinness, reported the Gainesville Times on July 6. Outside of the Oakwood Sam’s Club, volunteers formed an “assembly line”

Posted in Gainesville, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid