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Food, toiletries given to 400 families

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Box upon box passed from this Feed the Children truck through the hands of cheery volunteers at Turner Jobs Corps. Each pink, green and blue box filled to the brim with food, toiletries and Avon products to give to 400 families. All made possible by the employees of Telecommunications in Albany and community volunteers.

"Employees have contributions taken out of their checks to have the truck come out," said Yuvonda Kitchen.

Once they were stacked, cars poured in. The families were asked to line-up and were each given the opportunity for a health check.

"They'll check your blood pressure and check your BMI," added Kitchen. "We also have the Dougherty county DFCS here to give us information on abuse."

Then one at a time, with smiles of gratitude, a box of each color was placed into their arms. Lashawn Caldwell says she's thankful for the generous volunteers who make this event happen every year.

"I feel you know for a lot of people who have small children who are trying to survive out here. It's hard out here, trying to make it out here. It's really hard and something like this is good."

Organizers say they'll continue to stack and pass out these boxes each year for as long as they can, anything to help their community. 

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