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July 27, 2007

The new farm bill includes money that will help some South Georgia food banks working to eliminate hunger. 

The West Central Georgia Community Action group is one of those agencies. They serve food to people in need in Crisp and surrounding counties.

The farm bill will provide four billion dollars to groups like that over the next five years.  

"It's very important because most people really depend on it. If it weren't for those federal funds coming in and those people coming in, some people would be hungry," says Board Chair Cleveland Lemmons."

Nationwide, these types of programs help 35 million low income families get the food they need.

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