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Second Harvest of South Georgia going extra mile to feed kids

Second Harvest of South Georgia going extra mile to feed kids
Second Harvest of South Georgia going extra mile to feed kids
Posted at 7:00 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 15:41:36-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - Summertime is rapidly approaching and Second Harvest of South Georgia is going the extra mile to make sure that kids will be well fed during the summer break from school.

One in three children in South Georgia are food insecure. But Second Harvest of South Georgia is working to counteract the issue for students who rely on school lunch as their main meal of the day.

Second Harvest plans to research what areas throughout South Georgia need the most help, when pertaining to food.

With nearly 51,000 kids in South Georgia not knowing where their next meal is coming from, Second Harvest is trying something new this year, mobile sites.

Director Eliza McCall encourages community members to make financial donations as one dollar can provide at least two meals.

"We're the largest feeding program in Southwest Georgia and we're only feeding between 3000 to 4000 children a day, so we're not even coming close to the need that's out there," said McCall.

The USDA and its state partners are working to get a website up and running that will allow people to simply text "food" and put in their zip code to receive a listing of every place in their area that provides help for those in need.