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Dine Out Events Across North Georgia Set for Nov. 5

A Dine Out fundraiser, a highly anticipated day of good food for a good cause in its birthplace of Athens, Ga., is coming to four cities in north Georgia in 2015! Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds from Nov. 5 to Life-Changing

Posted in Athens, Covington, Event, Gainesville, Rome

Breakfast Hosts and Kauffman Award Winners Serve Their Communities in Life-Changing Ways

Life-Changers Breakfast 2015                       Life-Changing leadership, service, racism, compassion, equality and football were some of the many topics discussed at the first Action Ministries We Are Life-Changers breakfast on Friday, Oct. 16. Sports giants

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Covington, Feed the Hungry, Gainesville, Housing, News, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

A Message from Our Kids: Small Deeds Make a Big Impact at Action Ministries this Summer

This summer, the Life-Changers at Action Ministries … Brought 242,517 lunches to our neighborhoods so we wouldn’t be hungry. Yum! They also brought books and educational activities, so we were ready to start school in August with our friends. Helped 84 of our families* get

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Covington, Feed the Hungry, Gainesville, Housing, News, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Second Avenue UMC Members Work Together to Feed Children

Volunteers at Second Avenue United Methodist Church were busy this summer making sure area children had tasty lunches and fun activities during their summer break, reported the Rome News-Tribune on Friday. “As of Tuesday, we’ve served 630 meals to children,”

Posted in News, Rome

Action Ministries Names the Rev. Chris Barbieri New Executive Director

Officials with Action Ministries, one of Georgia’s leading nonprofits, announce the appointment of the Rev. Chris Barbieri as executive director of Action Ministries in Rome, reported the Rome News-Tribune on July 6. In his role as executive director, Barbieri will

Posted in News, Rome

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 /

Posted in News, Rome

School Team Wins Lead2Feed Grant for Action Ministries Rome

Providence Preparatory Academy’s Team Food4Thought in Rome was selected as one of 10 third-place winners in the third annual Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge. Lead2Feed is a team-based, service-learning program that fosters teamwork in an effort to help students learn and develop

Posted in News, Rome

Who Taught You to Give?

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10, we at Action Ministries are mindful of our role in connecting Georgians with hearts to serve to their neighbors in need. For many of our staff members and volunteers, I know giving was taught to them

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

On the Road Again to Drive Out Hunger

At the end of April, my colleagues at Action Ministries and I traveled the back roads and interstates of the Peach State engaging Georgia car dealers as they work to address a real problem in their local communities – hunger.

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

Action Ministries Seeks Executive Director in Rome

Action Ministries is seeking to hire an executive director for Action Ministries Rome. The executive director provides day-to-day leadership of Action Ministries Rome and helps to develop and implement organizational strategy in cooperation with the senior management team. This position

Posted in News, Rome