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'Stamp out Hunger' helps Food Bank

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Many of you helped Stamp out Hunger by placing food donations in your mailboxes Saturday.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Valdosta collected a record amount through the Postal Service food drive, nearly 152,000 pounds of food. Workers at Second Harvest were moved by the community's generosity, especially during such difficult economic times.

"I was a little bit surprised that we got so much, given the condition of the economy right now, but history has shown us when things are going a little bit wrong somewhere, our neighbors pull together,' said Shannon Zapf, Director of Operations. "They end up helping us in the long run."

Donations from out-lying rural postal routes have not yet been delivered. Second Harvest expects the total weight to rise two thousand to three thousand pounds once those donations come in.

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