Walmart, Auto Dealers Help Provide Needed Meals

PORTERDALE — Action Ministries in Newton County is barely two months in existence and already has put in a successful summer of fundraising and feeding school-aged children from food-insecure families, reported the Rockdale Citizen on July 29.

The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program last week provided a $100,000 grant to support Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid summer lunch program.

Additionally, last week the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association and Action Ministries announced that $125,000 was raised in May for family meals in their joint “Drive Out Hunger” campaign. That amount supports nearly 250,000 meals for families in need.

“It is just a phenomenal gift that Walmart and the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association are sharing with the children across the state,” said Tamara Richardson, director of the new Covington branch of Action Ministries.

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