Shakura began working in hunger relief as a college student at Clark Atlanta University, volunteering at local nonprofits that support under-served communities. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in communications, she spent the next 15 years in marketing, research and business development. She served with the Action Ministries Regional Hunger Relief team as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2013 to fulfill her greater passion in community development. She was later hired as the program coordinator for Action Ministries Feed the Hungry, where she managed key partnerships, local distribution and volunteer engagement. Warehouse operations, volunteer engagement, supplier relations, inventory management and budget control became part of her growing toolbox since 2013. The development and rapid growth of the SuperPack program shows her continuous efforts to identify and develop tools that best meet the evolving needs of the communities Action Ministries serves. In her words, she believes in “building local communities that endure and sustain, that spread hope and breathe possibility.” Outside of work, Shakura enjoys traveling, running and exploring the beautiful state of Georgia with her husband and two kids.
Amy oversees the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program and helps guide the growth and implementation of the Feed the Hungry Food Box and SuperPack programs throughout Action Ministries’ service areas. Amy grew up in Statesboro and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She taught school in Perry, Ga., and was a senior sales consultant with Scholastic Book Fairs, working closely with educators to promote literacy in the classroom. Most recently, Amy helped build the Gwinnett County Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program, increasing kids served by more than 30 percent. She and her husband attend Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, playing golf and watching college football.
Eugene oversees procurement, management and distribution of food as well as volunteer opportunities at Feed the Hungry. He was born in Virginia Beach, Va., and he spent most of his childhood between Hampton Roads and Detroit, Mich. He played football at the University of Tennessee while studying at the university’s acclaimed nuclear engineering program. His work has taken him around the world managing various aspects of warehouse flow. Before joining Action Ministries, he spent three years at Home Depot as the Inventory Control & Quality Assurance Operations Manager followed by the Sr. Supply Chain/Process Engineer. Eugene enjoys traveling the world.