Monthly Archives: June 2016

Newton County Commissioners Partner with Action Ministries to Feed Families on July 7

Thanks to a special community block grant, the Newton County Board of Commissioners and Action Ministries are partnering to provide local hunger relief on July 7 by distributing 500 food boxes for families in need. Each box contains enough non-perishable food items to

Posted in Covington, Event

WE ARE … Moving!

Action Ministries (both our Central and Housing locations) is moving this summer. Our new address is: 1700 Century Circle NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, 30345. Phone numbers will stay the same. Keep up with the ACTION by visiting our website at

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Georgia’s Own Partners With Smart Lunch, Smart Kid to Erase Summer Hunger

Help 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 chosen to partner with Action Ministries again this summer to drastically reduce that figure

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Summer Lunch Program Accepting Donations

The Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program in Butts County now has two locations to accept lunch item donations, reported the Jackson Progress-Argus on June 20. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Butts County Coordinator Scott Ball said donations of food items can

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Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Aims to Feed 2,000 a Day

Scott Ball, the new Butts County coordinator for the Action Ministries Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program, hopes to serve 2,000 children free lunches this summer, reported the Jackson Progress-Argus on June 20. He is working with local churches and civic

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Religious Groups Provide Summer Lunches for Kids

Action Ministries has begun delivering lunches to nearly 400 children, five days a week for the summer, reported The Fayette Citizen on May 31. Eighteen religious organizations participate, making sandwiches, assembling the lunches, and taking them to the children’s homes. They include

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Aaron’s “Own Your Summer” Camp Scholarship Program Sends 100 Underserved Youths to Overnight Summer Camp

Aaron’s, Inc., a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced the Aaron’s “Own Your Summer” Camp Scholarship Program which will provide 100 underserved youths from Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts,

Posted in Atlanta, News

Lunch in the Park: Porterdale Serves as One of Several Sites for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

B.C. Crowell Park is the scene every Monday through Friday this summer for distribution of lunches by volunteers for the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, organized by Action Ministries, ensures that children from families in need

Posted in Covington, News

Georgia Business Travel Association, Partners Organize Single Largest Lunch Packing Day of Summer

Action Ministries, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Georgia Business Travel Association will join their partners on Tuesday, June 28, at Sysco Atlanta to make 15,000 lunches in a single day. The effort will help feed many of the 1 million food-insecure

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For Kids in Athens Area, There is a Free Lunch

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but if you’re a kid in Clarke or surrounding counties, lunch really can be free this summer, reported the Athens Banner-Herald on June 13. Thanks to the U.S. Department of

Posted in Athens, News