Tour Promoting Healthy Lifestyle, Fighting Hunger Gets Underway

Gainesville will be the first stop of eight on the statewide Pop-Up Pantry Party tour, reported the Gainesville Times on March 4.

“There are a lot of analytics and research done before making decisions on tour stop locations, but the biggest driver is need,” said Denise Malecki, public relations director for Amerigroup Community Care. “We made sure to schedule a stop in each of our Georgia regions and we chose cities based on density of need.”

The healthy lifestyle and hunger-fighting tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davidson Road.

Attendees will be given free family meal packages, learn from cooking demonstrations, receive health screenings and participate in Zumba and other fitness activities.

“Action Ministries is privileged to have Amerigroup join us in the fight to break the cycle of poverty and enhance well being throughout our Georgia communities,” said Action Ministries interim President and CEO Kelley Henderson in a press release. “We believe that no family or individual should have to struggle with the burden of hunger or face the insecurity of their next meal.”

Read the article here.

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