Local food banks need our help

Published 7:18 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thanksgiving has come and passed, and organizations across Troup County emptied their food closets to feeds thousands Thanksgiving Day. Now, Christmas is right around the corner and organizations are gearing up again for another major food giveaway holiday. 

Donating canned and dry food to these closets help them feed the hungry through the season and replenish the items that were depleted during Thanksgiving giveaways. 

Hunger doesn’t stop after a holiday. 

Typically, food closets run all year long to help feed the hungry. 

Four staffing agencies, who typically compete against one another for customers, are joining together to collect food this holiday season. 

After seeing food banks in the area like the LaGrange Personal Aid Association be depleted after Thanksgiving, Kelly Services, Malone Workforce Solutions, Allegiance Staffing Solutions and Surge Staffing decided to start collecting dry food goods.  

There are countless other organizations and churches that are also collecting throughout the area. 

We hope that the community sees the need to help out the hungry and consider donating to a food bank near you, not just this holiday season but throughout the year. 

Every donation counts and helps Troup County fight hunger. 

Those affected by hunger aren’t just homeless people in the area, but also those struggling with a livable wage and living paycheck-to-paycheck. 

It could be your neighbor, co-worker, friend or a stranger in line at the store not knowing how they are going to pay for their groceries. 

Next time you’re at the store, pick up an extra can or two, if you can, and donate it to a local food bank, church or organization that helps feed the needy.