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Action Ministries Announces Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Exceeds Goal for Third Straight Year

ATLANTA, Ga. (August 19, 2014) – Leaders of Action Ministries have announced that, thanks to widespread community support, the nonprofit’s Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program that had hoped to serve 200,000 healthy lunches to Georgia’s children was instead able to

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Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Results: We Did It, Georgia!

We asked you to help Erase Hunger in Georgia this summer by donating 200,000 lunches to Smart Lunch, Smart Kid. You heard the call, and you took action! Smart Lunch, Smart Kid served 219,515 lunches — more than we’ve served

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Back-to-school Shopping? Shop Online and Support Action Ministries, too!

There’s no better way to take care of that long back-to-school shopping list than to use UMCmarket and have your favorite stores give a percentage to Action Ministries. The average family spends $672 on back-to-school shopping. Action Ministries, a participant

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Action Ministries Works to Help At-Risk Veterans Reclaim Their Independence Day

In a recent study by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, more than half of metro Atlanta veteran respondents – nearly 58 percent – reported that they experienced homelessness after their departure from the military. With veterans comprising about 8 percent

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Action Heroes and Life-Changers Attend NGUMC Annual Conference

Action Ministries attended the 2014 NGUMC Annual Conference last week at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. The theme of conference was “Together, We Make Disciples” with a special focus on children and youth. The Action Ministries booth featured a

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Windows of Opportunity: Action Ministries Helps Georgians Realize Their Full Potential

The following article by Dan Curran, president of Curran Public Relations, appeared in this month’s issue of Georgia Magazine. When the economy took a nosedive, Jack, of Athens, found himself facing a perfect storm. He had spent two years taking care of his dying mother

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Action Ministries to Begin Third Year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

ATLANTA, Ga. – May 2014 – Leaders of Action Ministries have announced that they will soon start the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization’s child nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program. Created to help the thousands of

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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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Action Ministries Receives $1,000 in 11Alive’s Celebrate Kindness Contest

Thanks for voting, Action Ministries Life-Changers! On April 24, 11Alive and Chicken of the Sea recognized the good work of Action Ministries in Georgia by nominating us to take part in 11Alive’s Celebrate Kindness contest. Our supporters voted for us daily since April

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UMC Federal Credit Union Teams Up With Action Ministries to Feed Kids

United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union is partnering with Action Ministries to ERASE HUNGER This Summer. In response to the theme, Earn. Save. Give., credit union members and other giving Georgians will have the opportunity to sponsor lunches with the Smart

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