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Post offices participate in major food drive

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Thirty area post offices will participate in a major annual food drive this Saturday.

With 13 new cities in the Second Harvest of South Georgia region, they hope to collect more than 200,000 pounds of food this year. Friday, you'll receive a plastic bag for you to put non-perishable food items in.

On Saturday, letter carriers will pick up the bags. Volunteers will take the donations to the food bank.

"As we approach summer months kids are out of school free and reduced lunch programs are not operating through school systems so we really rely on this type of food drive each year to get us through the summer months," said Frank Richards, Second Harvest of South Georgia President.

Last year, second harvest collected 175,000 pounds of food from around the Thomasville and Valdosta region.

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