Georgia United Credit Union is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and money through Feb. 28 to help stock the shelves of Dalton Greater Works.
This marks Georgia United Foundation’s eighth annual Can Hunger food drive, where local communities unite to help feed neighbors in need. The most requested food items include: canned fruit and vegetables; canned tuna, chicken or salmon (in water); canned or dried beans, peas or lentils (low sodium); whole grain pasta and flour; brown rice, whole grain cereal; natural peanut butter (plastic containers); and olive oil (plastic containers).
“One in seven people in Georgia rely on food banks to help feed their family – but food banks typically experience a downturn after the holidays,” said Kim Wall, Georgia United’s director of business and community development. “We host this program in February each year to help meet the needs of the food banks and our neighbors in crisis, which in turn strengthens our local communities.”
Wall helped bring the Can Hunger program to life in 2012 and noted that since the program began, Georgia United has raised more than 335,000 cans — or more than 115 tons — of food for local banks, thanks to the generosity of donors.
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