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MANA building jobs while feeding the hungry

FITZGERALD,GA (WALB) - A south Georgia company's partnership a technical college is creating local jobs while feeding hungry children thousands of miles away.

MANA's Fitzgerald plant uses peanuts to manufacture therapeutic food in ready-to-use packets.

It saves the lives of starving children around the world.

They recently partnered with Wiregrass Georgia Tech through the Georgia Quickstart Program to train 15-students who became MANA employees.

The plant manager says the program is helping the small company thrive.

"It's huge for MANA. It's essentially a corporate training department at our disposal and they come and tailor to us. It's a great partnership. They're great folks to work with. And again, MANA, we do some great things here," said Loris Jarvis.

MANA opened in January 2011 and plans to continue the partnership.

Workers trained through Quickstart were responsible for getting a huge shipment of their product to impoverished parts of Ethiopia.

 

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