Founded in 1977, Feed the Hungry Foundation Inc. began as a project of a fraternal business organization and, until 1985, was a seasonal ministry helping families only at Christmas. Today, major distribution still takes place at Christmas, but Feed the Hungry helps between 15,000-20,000 families throughout year, representing approximately 90,000 individuals. Nearly 60 percent of the food goes to children. Feed the Hungry, its volunteers and partners provide more than 1 million meals annually in Atlanta and north Georgia. In January 2012, Feed the Hungry merged with Action Ministries to give the people of Georgia increased access to hunger relief and to better serve our combined clients and communities.