COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton Federal Bank employees and customers raised $3,442 this summer for Action Ministries during their “Stick it to Hunger” campaign, which ran during the months of June and July.
This year’s successful campaign provides 1,377 Smart Lunch, Smart Kid lunches to children in the Action Ministries Piedmont Region.
Throughout Georgia, 1.2 million students qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year. What happens when school is not in session? 85 percent of these kids do not have access to much food. The Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program provides meals to these children during summer break and school holidays. Support from local businesses like Newton Federal Bank helps Action Ministries to combat food insecurity for children in our community.
Local Smart Lunch, Smart Kid partnerships with businesses and volunteers ensure that area children are fed nutritious lunches in their neighborhoods when school is out, removing the barrier of lack of transportation. If your team would like to get involved with Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, contact Santia Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.