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Food distribution scheduled Thursday

September 19, 2006

Albany -- The set up for a food distribution in Southwest Georgia began Tuesday at the Albany Civic Center.

 The Southwest Georgia Community Action Council began unloading trucks and storing the food products shipped in from the U.S.D.A. Some of the food was then sent to centers in Lee, Baker, Terrell, and Calhoun Counties for distribution later this week.

 There is a variety of canned meats and fish, fruit, vegetables, and milk. Thursday morning the Council will give the food to those in need on a first come basis at the Civic Center.

Southwest Georgia Community Action Council's Alfreda Porter said "There is a lot of need here in Southwest Georgia. We are here three times a year trying to give food to people that really need this food. It is really going to help out a lot."

 To receive the free food, you have to bring a form of identification, and meet the Council's income guidelines. The distribution will begin at 9 AM Thursday, and Porter said they have enough food for about 15-hundred families.

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