Food for the needy handed out - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Food for the needy handed out

September 29, 2005

Thomasville, Georgia-- Hundreds of needy people in Thomas County will be eating well-rounded meals for free.

The Southwest Georgia Community Action Council held its semi-annual food drive Thursday morning. Several tons of surplus food were trucked-in by the government.

Organizer, Christie Williams, says it doesn't matter what types of food there are, the recipients are always appreciative. "They are very grateful, very grateful, because as I said, every little bit helps. They are in desperate need and whatever we can give they are very happy to get," she says.

The food is only given to people who bring proof that they have a low to medium income. It's distributed up to three times a year. The next drive is expected to be sometime at the beginning of next year.

Feedback: news@walb.com