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June 10, 2003

Valdosta - America's Second Harvest Food Bank has quiet a challenge. "We're feeding all of the volunteers every meal out here at the Jimmy Carter Work Project this week," said Frank Richards, Food Bank Director.

Thirteen hundred volunteers plus three meals a day equals about 33,800 meals. How do they do it? It takes a lot of preparation and volunteers. "We've got church groups at the food bank who come in at six in the morning, and make sandwiches for three hours straight," said Richards. "We've been preparing for this for about 18 months."

Their hard work turns out tasty meals for Habitat volunteers. "Today we had turkey and ham sandwiches, last night we had roast beef and mashed potatoes, tonight we're having spaghetti, and every morning we have a continental breakfast," said Richards.

"It's really good food," said Bob DeRenzy, Habitat Volunteer. "Everyone keeps saying how hard we're working but they don't realize how hard these food providers are working."

The food bank is also responsible for maintaining water and snacks at each home site, to make sure these hard working volunteers keep up their strength.

posted at 2:00 by ashley.harper@walb.com