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Wild Adventures helps Second Harvest prepare in case of disaster

Doug Griner Doug Griner
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

1,400 disaster relief boxes are now packed with food and ready to be handed out in case of a major disaster in South Georgia.

Employees from Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta packed the boxes this morning at Second Harvest food bank in Valdosta.

Abbott Laboratories donates food to food banks across the South once a year, which the food banks then pack and store. The boxes come in two different sizes. The large boxes have 54 pounds of food, the small boxes have 18 pounds of food.
 
"200 of these [boxes] will stay here in this warehouse, the others will be divided up among four other food banks in the southern region.," explained Doug Griner, Second Harvest Donor Services Coordinator. "So, the impact is really a regional impact that these guys are doing today."
 
If the boxes are not used within a year, the food is taken out and sent to various organizations across South Georgia.

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