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Georgians line up for food in Valdosta

Each vehicle is loaded with 75 pounds of food Each vehicle is loaded with 75 pounds of food
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Probably the largest food give away in South Georgia began at 8:00AM in Valdosta. 

Cars started lining up before dawn, and waited since 4:00AM to receive a trunk load of food and beverages.

Second Harvest Food Bank Organizers say that each family will get 75 pounds of food.

Second Harvest has been doing this food drive for the past 20 years, except last year, when they say there was not enough food to distribute.

They say that one thousand families per hour will pass through the line, where their cars will be loaded with fresh vegetables, canned foods, cakes, pies, and even beverages.

The event is on Gil Harbin Blvd. near Madison Highway, and was advertised a month out. People came from as far away as Waycross, according to Second Harvest officials.

Over 100 volunteers are helping the drive, which ended at noon.

 

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