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Valdosta food bank will use $50K grant to help feed the community

Valdosta food bank will use $50K grant to help feed the community
Valdosta food bank will use $50K grant to help feed the community
Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 17:00:00-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A south Georgia food bank will use an award of $50,000 to help with efforts to feed the community.  

Officials with Second Harvest in Valdosta say the money will not go to food directly. It will go to a new software system.

They say the system will help them make inventory and distribution for the non-profit more efficient.

Officials with the food bank say they are hoping to expand their reach beyond the 16.5 million meals they served last year. 

"By giving us this grant, Conagra is making it possible for us to do more to help put food on the table for families who need it, here at home," said Eliza McCall, Chief Marketing Officer of Second Harvest. 

Second Harvest leaders say without the grant from the The Foundation, getting the software necessary would not have been possible.

That same foundation also donates food to the food bank.