Monthly Archives: June 2015

My Kind of People: Driving Out Hunger With GADA

Recently, my wife Laurie and I looked forward with great anticipation to the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association annual convention in Amelia Island, Fla. We knew without a doubt we would enjoy this time with our partners in the Drive Out Hunger campaign

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Action Ministries Gainesville Event to Unite Local Congregations

It’s not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that, reported the Gainesville Times yesterday. Armour referenced the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, who

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Summer Feeding Program Makes Sure Children Have Free, Nutritious Lunches

From left are Judy Thompson, Dawn Hayes, the Feeding Rome Coordinator for Rome Action Ministries and Ramona Schwengel. The three were at Bagwell Food Pantry making sure the Backpack Buddies bags were packed correctly for deliveries. (Kristina Wilder /

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Life Lessons from a Father to a Daughter Multiply

Enjoy this guest blog from Rose Andrews, Action Ministries summer intern and daughter of board member Luke Andrews. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I have been reflecting upon the various life lessons I have learned from my father

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Free Meals Offered to Henry County Kids During the Summer

McDONOUGH — Several programs over are making it so that no child goes hungry during the summer months while school is out, reported the Henry Daily Herald on June 11. Free lunch is being offered to Henry County children at

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Georgia’s Own Credit Union Partners with Action Ministries to Feed Hungry Kids

Help Us End Summer Hunger! Each year, 1 million children in Georgia lose access to lunch when school ends for the summer. Georgia’s Own Credit Union has partnered with the Action Ministries Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program in June to drastically

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Ga. First Lady Sandra Deal, Others Hope to See Free Lunch Program Grow This Year

State and federal officials are planning on serving nearly 10 million lunches to Georgia children this summer through a pair of federally funded programs, reported the Athens Banner-Herald on June 5. Georgia officials who administer the program hope to see

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Lunch-packing Challenge Between Gas Companies Set for June 11

Cumberland-based Gas South’s executives have challenged executives from Atlanta Gas Light in a race to pack the most lunches for Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program in two hours, reported the Marietta Daily Journal on June 8. The event

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Groups Begin Summer Lunches for Children in Need

COVINGTON — Summer brings outside fun and freedom for many students, but for some lunch becomes a question mark, reported the Rockdale Citizen today. According to official counts, 20 percent of Georgians live in hunger-threatened households, and seven out of

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time Helps Hungry Children in Need

ATLANTA — Some friendly competition kept the assembly lines going as 11Alive teamed up with Action Ministries to make smart lunches for smart kids in need, reported 11Alive News today. “We’re just doing our part,” said 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil. “I

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