Publix hosts 9th annual Can Do Food Drive - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Publix hosts 9th annual Can Do Food Drive

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Food Bank officials say without a successful canned food drive this week some South Georgians may not get holiday meals.

The 9th Annual Can Do Drive got underway today at the Publix Shopping Center on Dawson Road. 

Cumulus Broadcasting is teaming up with Second Harvest for the drive to provide food for 170 charity agencies in Albany. 

Food bank officials say the need is increasing and every can is important.

"I don't care if it's one can, one case, or one pallet of food.  We're going to put every bit of that to use. Whatever they give us we'll make it work," said Jim Case, Second Harvest of South Georgia Food Bank Branch Director.

The Food Drive at Publix runs through Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Their goal is 8,000 pounds of food.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta juvenile arrested after stabbing

    Valdosta juvenile arrested after stabbing

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:17:21 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    Fire Fighters at Fire Station 2 reported that a man approached the fire station bleeding from a chest wound.  They provided first aid and called for EMS.  

    More >>

    Fire Fighters at Fire Station 2 reported that a man approached the fire station bleeding from a chest wound.  They provided first aid and called for EMS.  

    More >>
  • Rainy weather keeps lawn care businesses busy

    Rainy weather keeps lawn care businesses busy

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:53:28 GMT
    Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)

    Wet weather in southwest Georgia is making the grass grow back quickly creating a spike in calls to lawn care businesses. 

    More >>

    Wet weather in southwest Georgia is making the grass grow back quickly creating a spike in calls to lawn care businesses. 

    More >>
  • Changes coming to YMCA after school programs

    Changes coming to YMCA after school programs

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:21:25 GMT
    The Y  (Source: WALB)The Y (Source: WALB)

    The YMCA is offering some new after school programs this year after the 21st Century grant ended.

    More >>

    The YMCA is offering some new after school programs this year after the 21st Century grant ended.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly