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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia got a hefty donation Wednesday to help feed the hungry. The ConAgra Foods Peter Pan Plant in Sylvester presented Food bank President Brett Kirkland with a $20,000 check Wednesday morning.

The food bank applied for the grant to buy a new delivery van. Last year, The food bank delivered 4.4-million pounds of food. Food Bank director Brett Kirkland said, "This grant through ConAgra's foundation is going to be a much needed grant to help us obtain some much equipment that we desperately need."

"It goes beyond words, especially in a time of recession so many people without jobs and we have helped with gratitude and we have an obligation to serve our local community," said Parnell Bryant with ConAgra.

The delivery van will help the food bank get hot meals to kids who attend the Jefferson Street Boys and Girls Club Kids cafe Monday through Thursday.

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