Second Harvest and United Way team up for Day of Care

Second Harvest and United Way team up for Day of Care

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Second Harvest and United Way joined forces on Friday to give back to the community.

Over 150 volunteers from southwest Georgia showed up to lend a hand in the United Way Day of Caring.

Volunteers took a day off from work to donate not only their time but also their muscle.

They sorted through hundreds of canned goods.

Second Harvest said that one out of every four people is food insecure.

That means they don't know where their next meal is going to come from.

One out of every three children lives in homes without a stable source of food.

Tony Brown has been volunteering for five years and feels personally connected to the cause.

"It's a day of giving back. As a child, I received food from the food bank, So for me to come back here and to give back to the community it means a whole lot to me," said Brown.

United Way and Second Harvest have been teaming up for 20 years for the Day of Care.

Last year, they raised 20 million pounds of food.

That equates to 16.5 million meals.

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