More than 1 million children in Georgia qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only food they eat during the day. What happens when they go home over the weekend? Children at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag of food that can easily and discreetly fit into a backpack on a Thursday or Friday afternoon or before a long holiday. The food is child-friendly, nutritionally balanced, nonperishable and easy to prepare. By working with volunteers from churches, businesses, clubs and local neighborhoods, the food is picked up at the Action Ministries Regional Hunger Relief Office and distributed to children in need at partnering schools.
I cannot tell you how much our students are enjoying their SuperPacks each week. They anticipate the bag each Friday and tell me everything that’s in it. They get so excited about the cereal packs and talk about how they share them with their siblings. Thank you so much for taking time to serve our students! –School social worker
Each pack offers enough food that children can easily assemble into six meals over the weekend.
One bag includes:
- 2 breakfast items
- 4 protein-rich entrees
- 2 snacks, fruits or vegetables
Volunteer groups sponsor and build the packs of food that are distributed to local schools. Your sponsorship helps ensure that no child in Georgia goes hungry over the weekend.
Questions? Contact: Associate Vice President of Hunger Relief Shakura Conoly at 404-886-2494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities flyer here: What is the SuperPack Program?
We offer churches, schools, companies and civic organizations the opportunity to obtain boxes of food that have the capacity to feed a family of four for several days. To learn how you or your organization can become a hunger relief partner with Action Ministries Feed the Hungry and receive food boxes to distribute to local Georgians in need, call 404-886-2494.
Volunteers pack the boxes, and each box comes with food items much like the following:
- 2 1-pound bags of rice
- 2 16-ounce cans of vegetables (usually green beans)
- 2 16-ounce cans of fruit (usually fruit cocktail)
- 4 5-ounce cans of tuna
- 1 2-pound box of pancake mix
- 4 24-ounce cans of beef stew
- 1 16-ounce jar of peanut butter
- 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese
The boxes weigh approximately 18 pounds, light enough for most people to lift, and they are large enough to fit additional food items, such as perishable bread, meat or produce, allowing local partners to customize the boxes to suit the needs of the families they are serving. The sturdy containers measure 18 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches–small enough to stack easily in a closet or against a wall, on hand when they’re needed.
Community partners, such as churches, schools or civic groups, can customize food boxes locally to best serve their neighbors in need. Churches can distribute food boxes to their shut-in ministries, less fortunate parishioners or needy local citizens. Civic groups can give food boxes to schools or pass out during the holidays. Partners in Education or PTAs can serve families identified by teachers or school social workers as food insecure.
Feed the Hungry Warehouse2160 Hills Avenue, Suite F Atlanta, GA 30318 404-662-7593
Food box pick-up hours (by appointment only)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For pick-ups outside regular times, please contact Eugene Overton at email@example.com.
For organizations picking up 200 or more boxes, your volunteer participation in the packing and preparing of the boxes at a pre-determined time prior to pick-up is requested. This helps us run an efficient program while keeping overhead low.