Hunger Relief

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Action Ministries, and we lead people out of poverty.

At Action Ministries, we have a hands-on approach to caring for our community’s most vulnerable citizens. When we see neighbors in need, we take action.

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.

See a video highlighting our hunger relief initiatives here!

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

  • The Feed the Hungry Food Box Initiative offers churches, schools, companies and civic organizations the opportunity to obtain, for a small donation, boxes of food worth $25-$30 – enough to feed a family of four for several days – for distribution locally. Want to know more? Call 770-905-9191.

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 800,000 hungry children in Georgia in the summer. This child nutrition initiative served more than 210,000 lunches during the summer of 2013, thanks to a network of community volunteers. Want to know more? Call 770-905-9191.

Women’s Community Kitchen

Where? Atlanta

  • Every weekday, homeless and low-income women and children receive lunch, access to wellness screenings, mental health services and referrals to other needed services. The kitchen serves more than 20,000 meals annually. Want to know more? Call 404-881-6744.

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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