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Food drive coincides with governor elect's day of service

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A food drive is now underway in Valdosta.

It's part of governor-elect Nathan Deal's "With a Servant's Heart-A Day of Service" campaign.

Deal designated January 8, two days before his inauguration, as the day for Georgians to give back to their communities.

To coincide with that day of service, Second Harvest of South Georgia and Colquitt EMC paired up to host a non-perishable food drive.

Second Harvest says the drive will help to restock their depleted shelves in the Albany, Douglas Thomasville and Valdosta warehouses.

"The cold weather in combination with the way the economy is right now we need to do everything we can to get some extra food into the food bank to distribute to our agencies and get it to the people who need it," said Shannon Zapf with Second Harvest.

The drop off sites so far are Park Avenue Bank branches, Big Kahuna Outfitters on Gornto Road Colquitt EMC and the food bank. If you would like to become a drop off site or make a donation please call Shanda Smith at 244-2678.

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