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December 2, 2003

Valdosta - A South Georgia organization is keeping people from going hungry this holiday season. "So far, we've collected more than 30,000 cans of goods in the last month and a half," said Jennifer Glisson of America's Second Harvest Food Bank.

America's Second Harvest Food Bank hopes to collect 43,000 pounds of goods in their annual holiday food drive. They're asking for non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, and they're already ahead of schedule. "We're definitely going to meet this year's goal, because the community here is so great, we never have to worry about not getting enough donations," said Glisson.

Collection boxes are set up at local grocery stores, so while you're doing you're shopping, you can make a donation. Several store managers have even agreed to match the amount collected. "For every dollar amount collected, we'll give that same dollar amount in food," said Andy Browning, Harvey's Assistant Manager. "This is the time when people really need a good meal, and we wanted to help."

It's a team effort that will help wipe out hunger, and spread a little Christmas cheer this holiday season.

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