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Hundreds get helping hand with food

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of people turned out in Sylvester today to get a helping hand with groceries.

Not evening morning rain showers could keep people away from a food distribution by the food bank of Southwest Georgia. When the truck arrived at 9:45, dozens of people were already lined up in the rain waiting on the distribution.

As the holidays approach, more people are reaching out for help.  Tony Hall said, "The need is definitely going up and it's not discriminating against anybody or any age group. It's everybody that's in need of it."

The Food Bank gave away more than 11,000 pounds of food in Sylvester.

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