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Action Ministries, 11Alive to feed 400 children

ATLANTA -- Representatives from a local nonprofit will visit 11Alive's Midtown studio Wednesday to make lunches for 400 local children.

Action Ministries, a statewide nonprofit that leads communities and volunteers in serving their neighbors in need by providing hunger, housing and education solutions, has created a new program called "Smart Lunch, Smart Kid."

The program is designed to fill the summer void for children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year.

Children are referred to the program through their schools, churches and social workers. Participating families live in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Fayetteville, Gainesville, Jackson, Rome and Tucker.

Action Ministries representatives joined 11Alive employees on Wednesday to make the lunches, which will be delivered to the children in need on Thursday.

Here are the drop-off locations for food donations:

Inman Park United Methodist Church
1015 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Tucker First United Methodist Church
5095 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084-3502

College Park First United Methodist Church
3726 East Main Street
College Park, GA 30337-3708

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, here's the contact:

Rachel Ruckart, Atlanta Local Coordinator