Action Ministries exceeds Smart Lunch, Smart Kid targets

The nonprofit Action Ministries recently announced it exceeded its target of children receiving meals through its new Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program.

The organization expected to serve 100,000 healthy lunches to Georgia children during its first year of operation. Instead, it served 117,000 lunches in 18 Georgia cities.

The program, which relied heavily on volunteers, helped the estimated 800,000 or so students in Georgia who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year but don't have access to lunch when the school year ends.

Organizers hope to expand the program next year.

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