New kitchen multiplies Food Bank capacity - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New kitchen multiplies Food Bank capacity

Left to right: Second Harvest CEO Frank Richards, Emily Crawford of the Arby's Foundation, and Jerome Tucker, of the Rural Development Com. of So. GA Left to right: Second Harvest CEO Frank Richards, Emily Crawford of the Arby's Foundation, and Jerome Tucker, of the Rural Development Com. of So. GA
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Second Harvest of South Georgia will soon feed a lot more hungry children.

They dedicated their new community kitchen Tuesday.

The Arby's Foundation Community Kitchen will be able to feed three thousand children a day. Arby's Restaurant group paid 100 thousand dollars toward the 250 thousand dollar project. Right now, the food bank feeds 450 children an after school meal per day using an area church's kitchen. They have a 500 child waiting list.

"We are committed to ending childhood hunger," said Arby's Foundation Community Impact Manager Emily Crawford.  "And since we are a Georgia based company, we are particularly interested in the issue of childhood hunger here."

Arby's Foundation is donating three million dollars over three years to fight childhood hunger. Second harvest serves thirty counties in Southwest Georgia. The new kitchen will come on line on March first. 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
  • Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:33:25 GMT
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly