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Local church donates 70,000 pounds of food to Middle Georgia Food Bank

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MACON, Ga. -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has made a huge donation to the Middle Georiga Food Bank.

Stake President Dennis Applebee shares that they gave two semi-truck loads of food to the food bank.

Around 70,000 pounds of both pantry and frozen foods were donated to help food-insecure residents.

Applebee shares that this is just another way that the church can spread the message of Jesus Christ.

"Our goal is to help those in need that are struggling in any way, bring relief to them and so we look for ways to partner with local organizations, like the Middle Georiga Food Bank, and this was a great opportunity to help many people in middle Georgia," said Applebee.

The President and CEO of the food bank, Kathy McCollum, shares that donations this large are a "huge blessing."

"We are getting two tractor-trailer loads of food which will be distributed through our network. We cover 24 counties in middle Georgia and have around 170 partner agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that get food from us to serve more than 102,000 people in our area that are food insecure," said McCollum.

She says they still want to always encourage individuals to donate.

As the months ahead bring cooler weather in middle Georgia, she explains that donations of soups and stews are can have a great impact.

Of course, any donations are welcome, shared McCollum.

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