Georgians line up for food in Valdosta - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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.

 

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • breaking

    Officials determine deadly Lee Co. fire caused by electrical malfunction

    Officials determine deadly Lee Co. fire caused by electrical malfunction

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:53:34 GMT

    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Lee County that killed two elderly women was accidental.

    More >>

    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Lee County that killed two elderly women was accidental.

    More >>
  • Lee Co. seeks man who exposed himself

    Lee Co. seeks man who exposed himself

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 19:54:23 GMT
    (Source: Lee Co. Sheriff)(Source: Lee Co. Sheriff)

    About 8:00 Friday morning, a man went into the Lee County Walmart, walked around the store, and exposed himself to a woman, according to Lee County sheriff's officials.

    More >>

    About 8:00 Friday morning, a man went into the Lee County Walmart, walked around the store, and exposed himself to a woman, according to Lee County sheriff's officials.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly