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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Right now, many of you are sitting down to dinner.  That's a meal many children in our community would miss if not for the Boys and Girls Club.

Over the summer, the number of children fed meals by the Boys and Girls Club of Albany ballooned to more than 800 a day.  Those meals are provided through the USDA meal program, as well as grant money by corporations like Walmart, which gave the club in Albany $6,000 this past summer.

Even though school is back in session, the Boys and Girls Club's 10 locations in Albany continues to feed snacks or meals each evening to about 650 children.  Director Ed Deming said, "A lot of these kids would go hungry.  I mean, simply put, they would go hungry and we feel as though that's one of our most basic needs and programs that we can provide is feeding kids."

The Boys and Girls Club serves children from after school each day until seven at most locations and nine for the sites that serve teenagers. 


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