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Food Bank Gets New Truck

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By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  With the economy still struggling, many South Georgians are in need of basic supplies of food.

Now the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia has a new way to pick up donations that help those in need. 

Recently, thanks to donations from foundations and local businesses, the Food Bank got a new truck which can haul a 53 foot trailer and will allow the Food Bank to pick up bulk donations without having to hire a trucking company. The tractor will also save the charity money in other ways. 

"The tractor we had had become very undependable. It was creating maintenance issues and cost involved," said Brett Kirkland, SW Georgia Food Bank Director.

Kirkland says that despite recent donations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they are still in need of more.

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