More than 25 employees enjoyed lunch and heard from Charles Stern, Director of Basic Needs, United Way of Greater Atlanta, and Jason Willis, VP for Hunger Initiatives of Action Ministries.
Volunteers were educated on Action Ministries’ hunger relief programs and how they help people ease the burden of searching for their next meal. By providing food boxes, community kitchens, and childhood hunger relief programs, they help break the cycle of poverty – one meal and one relationship at a time.
Volunteers also assembled 200 shelf-stable snack packs that go into the lunches will be delivered to kids during summer and school break.
16 Corporate Volunteers arrived at The Gateway Center and helped prep/serve meals to more than 300 homeless individuals with whom the agency engages on a daily basis. Gateway provides wraparound programs to combat the issues affecting homeless individuals.
The afternoon of activities included tons of fun to encourage and support individuals transitioning through and/or currently experiencing homelessness.