Food program for kids goes beyond the classroom

By Chris McGee

Georgia Health News | March 3, 2015

Every Thursday morning, more than 100 bags of nutritious food are prepared at an old brick building in rural Oconee County. From there, volunteer drivers take the bags to schools in the county, where teachers and other school officials drop them into the backpacks of children (grades K-12) while the kids are out of the classroom.

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Health classes offer Athenians chance to help neighbors

By Sydney Devine

OnlineAthens.com | March 19, 2015

Barbara Ellington volunteers to help her Athens neighbors live healthier lives by offering advice on how to take care of themselves and when to seek medical treatment.

But that advice goes beyond dishing out some chicken soup to battle a cold.

     

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