SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Since Hurricane Matthew hit, America's Second Harvest Food Bank has given more than 3,500 boxes of food to residents in our area.
The food bank gave out 600 boxes of food in the Carver Heights neighborhood Friday. Now that the recovery efforts are underway, the food bank will be going to neighborhoods that were affected by the storm.
They will also begin serving hot meals at the Second Harvest food bank on East President Street Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. until Wednesday, while supplies last.
"We've actually seen a lot of families who have come to the food bank, and they've said 'we never thought we would ever have to use the food bank, but we just don't have money to be able to feed the kids right now," said Mary Jane Crouch, Executive Director, America's Second Harvest Food Bank. "Corporations, businesses, please think about doing a food drive for us once this gets done, because we're not going to have enough food to get us through the end of the year."
Due to the large amounts of food being given out at this time, Second Harvest will be short for the upcoming holiday season, so they are asking companies, churches, and other organizations to start planning food drives once we get through this difficult time.