Monthly Archives: May 2014

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Fights Childhood Hunger

Hunger is not a problem most of us closely associate with the United States, judged around the world as the “land of plenty.” Few of us know what it’s like to put children to bed hungry or undernourished, and few

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

Summer Lunch Programs Fill Gap

Action Ministries and the Butts County School System are teaming up to provide thousands of free meals to children in Butts County during the summer break, reported the Jackson Progress-Argus today. This will be the third year Action Ministries will

Posted in News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Action Ministries Volunteer Receives Regions Bank’s Top Honor

Cyndi Westmoreland, business banker and Action Ministries supporter in Rome, Ga., is the May 2014 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top honor given to a Regions associate for outstanding dedication and

Posted in News, Rome

Why Do Paper Bags Rock in Fulton County? Find out May 15!

Please join representatives from Smart Lunch, Smart Kid for a conversation about addressing hunger and poverty in Fulton County communities.  We’ll meet on Thursday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at Ben Hill United Methodist Church (2099 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta, GA

Posted in Atlanta, Event, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

New Partnership to Bring Fresh Vegetables to Our Daily Bread

A project growing fresh vegetables for an Athens area soup kitchen was saved from the chopping block recently thanks to a partnership between Action Ministries and Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, reported the Athens Banner-Herald on April 19. A

Posted in Athens, News

I AM a Survivor

After a lifetime of working construction and owning my own business, I found myself “houseless” and looking for work at age 59. With degenerative bone disease in my hips and back, I was in excruciating pain and could hardly walk.

Posted in Blog

Fannin County Support Team Spreads Easter Joy

One county, six churches, two transitional houses. Our fantastic Fannin County Support Team is truly an example of a community coming together to help those in need. The team recently went above and beyond to bring a little Easter joy

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Posted in Blog, Housing

Commemorate Memorial Day by Giving Back to Georgia’s Veterans

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in military service. These American heroes made the ultimate sacrifice, and we owe them not only our gratitude, but also our lives, our

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Posted in Blog, Housing