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Valdosta food bank provides disaster relief

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

September 5, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Second Harvest Food Bank in Valdosta is doing its part to help families affected by Hurricane Gustav.

Volunteers helped pack boxes with Meals Ready to Eat and other items people in the Gulf Coast may need while they wait for waters to recede and power to be restored.

In all, the food bank will ship 150,000 pounds of food and products to help with disaster relief efforts.

"We are loading 5 semi-truck fulls of MRE's, bar soap, insect repellent from the OFF company to get these products out to families in need in the devastated areas," says Frank Richards, Food bank CEO.

People in South Georgia will also get help while they continue cleanup from Fay.

Off will send the food bank $200,000 worth of DEET based insect repellent to help with the bugs attracted by Fay's water.

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