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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Cairo- "Kids Against Hunger" in Cairo packages food for needy families in dozens of countries and our region as well. Just one of its 23 cent meals feeds a family of six.
Like workers on a well-oiled assembly line, volunteers are scooping, sealing, and boxing meals for needy families around the globe. "Starvation is a big global problem," sats volunteer Vikram Jambulapati. He says his time here is meaningfully spent. "It's the easiest and most effective way to pack food and feed the most amount of people."
People who might otherwise die from starvation. That's why volunteers here consider "Kids Against Hunger" a global humanitarian mission. "In the most destitute parts of the world, you can expect hardly any food. The food that they do have is often spoiled because they don't have the necessary means to refrigerate it," says Jambulapati.
The key to these meals is their engineering. They last for three years, and they're designed to revitalize someone who's been malnourished even for an extended period. "The vegetables are full of nutrients, and then the chicken powder has some other essential vitamins," says Jambulapati.
After the palates are loaded and sent, hungry families get a well-rounded meal, and the volunteers get well-rounded kharma. "It's a very positive feeling. You know that this simple process is so important to so many people, and so crucial to helping other human beings," says Jambulapati. A process that works oceans apart, for people who may never meet.
More than 825 people volunteered at the Cairo branch of "Kids Against Hunger" over the past year. The World Health Organization says 42,000 children die everyday from starvation and malnutrition.