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06/03/04

New Second Harvest Facility Opens

It's a big day for America's Second Harvest Food Bank. They celebrated the grand opening of their brand new facility today on President Street. Mayor Otis Johnson was there and commemorated the event by proclaiming June 3 as Savannah Hunger Awareness Day.

There was also a ceremonial ribbon cutting and several guest speakers.

"We are a food bank and we serve a 21-county region in coastal Georgia," said food bank president Dennis Maloy. "So, we are providing all kinds of food products to churches, daycare organizations, shelters, and other organizations in the community that feed people either through emergency food pantries or through feeding programs, such as soup kitchens."

The organization and its many partners distributed over 5.5 million pounds of food last year.

Reported by: Jennifer Gordon

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