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Food Banks want to be remembered

April 28, 2006

Albany -- Georgia Food Banks hope you remember that hunger is a year round problem for many people.

About 50 partner agencies from Southwest Georgia met for the State Food Bank Conference Friday. The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia will distribute five million pounds of food this year, serving more than 3.7 million meals.

The agencies learned the best ways to organize their relief efforts, to serve the needy. Georgia food banks get most of their donations at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they say donations fall off in the summer, even though the need continues.

"This can be like the drought season. During the summertime, people are vacationing. But many people are still going hungry," said Dwayne Miles, Exec. Dir. Food Bank of SWGA.

There are eight food banks in Georgia. Southwest Georgia's Food bank serves 20 counties.