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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
Toyota of Albany is hosting a food drive in partnership with the Second Harvest of South Georgia, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding the hungry. General Manager Mark Wamsley says this food drive isn't just any food drive to him. This one is for the children.
"When school is out, children miss that most critical meal. Sometimes it's in the morning, but mostly in the afternoon. When school is out these children really go hungry," said Wamsley.
Second Harvest manager Tony Hall says with children being out of school, this is one of his busiest times of the year.
"With the kids being out of school, we need those non perishable items. We need snacks as well. We actually need a little bit of everything to help out through the summertime, but we also want to prepare for the future," said Hall.
When summertime comes around more children are going outside to play. The mixing of heat plus dehydration of children can lead to a deadly result.
With temperatures reaching into the 90's, even 100's, Hall says the hot commodity around town is liquids such as Gatorade and water.
Halls says not only does Second Harvest want to feed the hungry, but they want to do it in a healthier way.
"We're looking for healthy foods, not saying we won't take anything that's not healthy, but our first priority is to take healthy foods," said Hall.
Wamsley and Hall both want to feed the hungry one plate at a time and they say that one drop off you make could help save a life.
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