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Food bank prepares meals for evacuees

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Second Harvest Food Bank partnered with the American Red Cross to provide hot meals to everyone staying in shelters escaping Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB) Second Harvest Food Bank partnered with the American Red Cross to provide hot meals to everyone staying in shelters escaping Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WALB)
Kitchen Manager Alicia Calkins (Source: WALB) Kitchen Manager Alicia Calkins (Source: WALB)
Marketing Manager Eliza McCall (Source: WALB) Marketing Manager Eliza McCall (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Evacuations are in full swing in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, as thousands of people rush to the Red Cross shelters to escape Hurricane Matthew. 

Many folks fleeing may not know where or what they will be eating next, but Second Harvest Food Bank is helping with that issue in a big way.

"We've got 20 pounds of noodles going right now. To accompany it, is 40 pounds of ground beef, we're going to throw in some corn and bread and make sure they get a good hot meal," said Kitchen Manager Alicia Calkins.

A lot of food to help feed a lot of people. Second Harvest Food Bank partnered with the American Red Cross to provide hot meals to everyone staying in shelters escaping Hurricane Matthew. 

"We are doing that because we have evacuees coming in that have no place to go and we want to make sure that they have a hot meal when they get here," said Marketing Manager Eliza McCall.

The food bank has five employees who came together to help cook more than 200 meals. Hot meals that may not seem like much, but are helping folks coming in from all over the East Coast.

"It's great to know that we can have an impact on the entire region," said McCall. 

"It's important for us to be there for our community and so right now we're all pulling together," said Calkins.

Right now, the food bank is only serving lunch and dinner, but will add breakfast if they need to.

Employees said they're just helping others in any way they can. 

"It feels good to be able to give back to the community," Calkins said, "I know if it was me, I would hope that somebody would do the same thing for me."

Second Harvest will provide meals until Saturday, but will serve them longer if necessary.

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