Action Ministries offers food for church hunger ministries


Action Ministries can help your church or civic group feed your neighbors in need and save you money at the same time!

The Action Ministries Feed the Hungry Program, funded in large part by generous donations from Publix and Publix customers, addresses hunger needs locally.  Because of this generosity, we are able to offer your church or civic organization the opportunity to purchase boxes of food worth $25-$30 — enough to feed a family of four for several days – for a $5 donation.

The following are examples of typical items included in a box:

  •  1 one-pound bag of rice
  •  2 sixteen-ounce cans of vegetables (usually green beans)
  •  1 sixteen-ounce can of fruit (usually fruit cocktail)
  •  4 five-ounce cans of tuna
  •  1 two-pound box of homestyle mash potato
  •  1 twenty-four-ounce can of beef stew
  •  1 sixteen-ounce jar of peanut butter or jelly
  •  6 boxes of Macaroni and Cheese

The boxes weigh approximately 18 pounds, light enough for most people to lift, and are large enough to fit in other items—bread, meat, produce, etc. —to suit the needs of each family being served.  Each box can stand alone or become the basis for additional food drive items that may be added locally.  The sturdy containers measure 18” x 12” x 12” and are small enough to stack easily in a closet or against a wall, so you can have them on hand when they're needed.

For a $5.00 donation, churches may obtain the food boxes to service their shut-in ministries, their less fortunate parishioners or fellow local citizens.  Civic groups may obtain them to give to schools or to distribute during the holidays.  Partners in Education or PTA's may obtain them to serve school families that teachers or school social workers identify as food insecure. 

This program is also designed to provide positive volunteer opportunities to groups of all types and sizes.  Church youth groups, Scout groups, sports teams and families can gather at the Feed the Hungry warehouse and pack the boxes in a fun “assembly-line” fashion.  Groups also have the opportunity to do product-specific food drives to support this program, thus allowing us to serve more families. 

For more information about this program, please contact:
Mark Hellman, Executive Director
Hunger Relief Programs