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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The fight against hunger in southwest Georgia got a punch of protein from Tyson Foods. The company donated 38,000 pounds of products to the Southwest Georgia Food Bank. 

The tractor trailer full of chicken, pork, and beef backed into the loading dock and was off-loaded onto another truck to be stored at Flint River Services because the freezers at the food bank aren't big enough. 

The company which has a plant in Dawson says it's important to donate to the local community while Food Bank officials say the need continues to grow.   

 "In one of the richest counties ion the world it's inexcusable that 36 million people, 13 million of them children suffer from hunger," said Lucas Hill, Tyson-Dawson Plant Manager.

"The demands are huge, with this type of donation it will help address some of those needs," said Tony Hall, Southwest Georgia Food Bank Vice President.

In southwest Georgia more than 200,000 people are at risk for hunger, including 50,000 children.      

This is the second donation Tyson has made to the food bank that serves 20 south Georgia counties.

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