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Second Harvest hosts Thanksgiving food give away

Second Harvest hosts Thanksgiving food give away
Second Harvest hosts Thanksgiving food give away
Posted at 4:26 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 13:31:14-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) – More than 1,200  people in South Georgia have enough food to last about a week, thanks to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Wednesday, the group hosted their Thanksgiving for Thousands event, to pass out food to those in need.

With the help of more than 130 volunteers, Second Harvest gave away more than 1,000 boxes, with 20 pounds of food.

Each box included foods like pasta, red beans, mashed potatoes, fruits and vegetables, and more.

The giveaway took place at the new Valdosta High School and had hundreds of people in cars wrapped around the campus and down the block.

Second Harvest officials said that there is enough food in the boxes to feed a family of four.

WTXL spoke to a mother of four who was in line waiting, about what this means to her.

"It means a lot to me to provide for my family and they're gonna me happy for it," said Cassandra Johnson.

Volunteers were at the school for hours Wednesday morning, handing out boxes along with bread, desserts, fruits and more.

Many of the volunteers were students in leadership cubs in Lowndes County and Valdosta City schools.

Second Harvest officials shared that the event would not have been possible without the help of those volunteers.