Hunger Relief



Leading people out of poverty.



Action Ministries hunger relief programs relieve people of the burden of searching for their next meal, enabling them to shift their focus from survival to finding a lasting means of supporting themselves and their families.

Backpack Buddies

Where? Rome

  • During the school year, Backpack Buddies provides vulnerable children a bag of “child-friendly” food that is placed in their backpacks on Friday afternoons with enough food to last throughout the weekend. Want to know more? Call 706-291-7731.

Community Gardens  

Where? Athens, Rome and Gainesville

  • Fresh produce is grown on site and distributed through our programs. Want to know more? Contact the program location.

Feed the Hungry

Where? Regional

  • Feed the Hungry food boxes and SuperPacks offer churches, schools, companies and civic organizations the opportunity to obtain, for a small donation, boxes of food to feed a family of four for several days or bags of child-friendly food for kids at risk of weekend hunger for distribution locally. Want to know more? Call 404-881-1991, ext. 3640.

Our Daily Bread

Where? Athens

  • Serving anyone in need of a hot meal, this program provides breakfast and lunch by utilizing volunteers from more than 50 area churches. Our Daily Bread serves more than 60,000 meals annually. Want to know more? Call 706-353-6647.

Food Pantry Network

Where? Athens, Rome and Gainesville

  • We help Georgians experiencing food insecurity with boxes of food available daily at designated distribution points. Church volunteers sort the food into boxes that can last a family for two weeks. Pantries are open days, nights and on weekends. Want to know more? Contact the program location.

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Where? Regional

  • There are more than 1,000,000 hungry children in Georgia in the summer. This child nutrition initiative has served more than 1 million lunches since its launch in 2012, thanks to a network of community volunteers. Want to know more? Call 404-881-1991, ext. 3640.

Women’s Community Kitchen, Trinity Table Kitchen

Where? Atlanta

  • Homeless and low-income women and children receive meals, access to wellness screenings, mental health services and referrals to other needed services. The kitchens serve more than 20,000 meals annually. Want to know more? Call 706-963-0627.

Click on the map to link to our Interactive Service Map, where you can find Action Ministries services, including hunger relief services, by county.

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