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Worth Co. students receive food

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

Sylvester, GA (WALB) -  The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia today sent backpacks full of food home with children who could be in danger of going hungry. 

 The food packs were distributed at Sylvester Elementary School  and Dougherty High School.  The packs included jars of peanut butter, sleeves of crackers, jello, and canned pasta.

Counselors at Sylvester Elementary select the students who receive them.  "There are students that do not have enough food to eat over the weekend. Once they eat on Friday their lunch here at the school, that's al they have," said Sylvester Elementary Counselor Deirdre Smith.   

35 students at Sylvester Elementary received the backpack food supplies.

Nearly 70 percent of the students at that school qualify for the free lunch program.


      • The Food Bank is sponsoring three more food give-aways: 

Dougherty County Saturday, September 19th    10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

2 Locations:

Dougherty High School (1800 Pearce Avenue)

Food Bank of Southwest Georgia (2800 Phillips Drive)

Recipients Can Only Receive Food from One Location!

Must Bring Picture ID

USDA Income Guidelines Apply

Must be at least 18 yrs. old to participate

For more information, call Cheryl at (229)883-5959 x16.

Grady County

Tuesday, September 22nd    10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church (309 S. Broad Street, Cairo)

Must be Present to Receive Food

Must Bring Picture ID

USDA Income Guidelines Apply

Must be at least 18 yrs. old to participate

For more information, call Cheryl at (229)883-5959 x16.


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