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Volunteers distribute food to Long County residents

POSTED: August 12, 2009 9:24 a.m.
The America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, in cooperation with the Long County Food Pantry, the Family Connection and Long County Concerted Services, recently set up a giveaway point to distribute food.
“Turkey breast, beef patties, ham slices, cakes, breads — you name it, we’ve been giving it out today,” said volunteer Linda DeLoach.
According to DeLoach, she and William Miller,
Lisa Overby, Tina McFann and youth from the area
began setting up at the high school at 10 a.m. and gave out food until about 4 p.m.
“Its great having all of these youth out here, these kids could have been sleeping in this morning, but instead they were out here with us working,” said DeLoach, who fosters girls at the DeLoach Youth Group Home.
She said that in addition to the volunteers from the group home, teens from the Long County Family Connection’s Youth Advisory Council also showed up to help.
McFann said, “I think this is a wonderful program. The economy is tough now and at least with this food today, we know that a lot of people will be able to eat good tonight, and for a couple of weeks.”
According to Miller, the volunteer team gave away about 15,000 pounds of food.
McFann also said there will be a produce giveaway every few months where people can pick up fruits and vegetables.

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