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Food bank is hurricane ready


The Valdosta food bank is ready to respond to those who need help because of Hurricane Irene.

Second Harvest of South Georgia packs food and supplies boxes all year long.

The food bank is a staging facility for the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Coast and has 1,200 pre-packed food boxes and 200 disaster relief boxes specifically designed for the elderly and children.

They also have 55 pallets of water in their warehouse.

"This is what we do everyday," said Shannon Taw Zapf with Second Harvest of South Georgia. "This is what we work for everyday. This is the reason we're here. This is what volunteers come out to help us with everyday and we're ready when disaster strikes."

They even have a disaster relief trailer that they'll load up with whatever is needed including cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, water, and non-perishables if they get a call for help.

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