In Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, food and restful sleep are among the most basic physiological needs of all children, everywhere. Unless those needs are met, higher-level needs — such as those for relationships, love, and self-esteem — cannot be met.
Meals by Grace and Fill Ministries have worked in tandem to help alleviate hunger in families who are identified by their local schools as being food insecure. Because children who come to school hungry are less likely to thrive, Fill Ministries works with hundreds of donors and volunteers to gather food to deliver to families in Forsyth and Dawson counties. Meals by Grace delivers the food to the families weekly.
In 2017, in part through a grant from Perimeter Church's Kingdom Investments, Fill Ministries was able to expand their food services to include fresh produce and fish. Their aquaponics farm in Cumming, GA, not only grows the food that is delivered to families, but it offers skills and job training to the families with the goal of becoming self-sustaining.