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Donations still needed at Second Harvest

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Thousands of dollars and donated goods continue to pour into the America's Second Harvest food bank, but they are still in need of donations. 

The food bank has been fund-raising and collecting donations for almost two weeks since their freezer collapsed after high winds damaged it over Labor Day Weekend.

They are finally able to give out some frozen food, but organizations need to give at least 48 hours notice.

All Savannah-area Publix and Kroger supermarkets have been helping collect donations and Whole Foods donated 5 percent of Tuesday's proceeds, raising at least $3,000.

But Second Harvest officials said they support nearly 150,000 people and are still in need of help.

Dianne Franz, special events coordinator at Second Harvest, said they are in need of peanut butter, a the tuna fish, the chicken and beef stew. "But because we have been low on that, some of the other things have taken off the shelves like the macaroni and cheese, the pasta grits, things like that that have gone to take the place of not having protein," she said.   

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Savannah-area Kroger stores are encouraging customers to round up to the nearest dollar amount on their bill or give a donation.

Publix stores and Bank of America locations are holding peanut butter donation drives.

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