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High gas prices hurt Valdosta food bank

November 20, 2007

Valdosta - The high price of gas could be keeping many cupboards dry in South Georgia.

The Second Harvest Food Bank in Valdosta says it relies on volunteers and organizations to come and make food pick-ups and deliveries, especially during the busy holiday season.

But with gas prices on the rise, its costing more to make the deliveries and preventing the food from being distributed as needed. 

"We have agencies that need to place orders but just can't do it because they don't have a way to pick it up because gas prices are to much or they are having to consolidate orders and only come once or twice a month instead of on a weekly basis," says Development Director Shannon Zapf.

They have sent out mailers asking to be remembered this holiday season.

They say they expect to help about 60,000 people this month alone.

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