South GA food bank needs help feeding community

South GA food bank needs help feeding community

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Second Harvest Food Bank in Valdosta has more than 10,000 boxes worth of food that they need your help getting out to the community.

This time of year, the organization said many children aren’t sure where their next meal will come from. That’s without the free or reduced lunch schools provide.

Officials said it’s the perfect time to bring out yourself, your organizations and even your children to learn about giving back.

“They can be reminded that there are kids in their class who might not be having a steady meal during the summer time. So, this is kind of an object lesson so it’s a great learning experience," said Second Harvest Spokesperson Eliza McCall.

McCall said they also need people who can stand long periods of time and lift up to about 35 pounds. She said they’re always accepting money, food and volunteers.

Right now, the need for volunteers is particularly high because of the sizable donation.

Without more volunteers, they said they’re going to spend months just unpacking boxes, using time and space that McCall said could be spent feeding the people of South Georgia.

“I can’t get other donations coming in so we’re constrained in that respect, but the longer they sit here, the longer they’re not helping feed the community, which is the main thing," explained McCall.

For more information about where to sign up, you can contact Second Harvest Food Bank.

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