SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Shortly after Hurricane Matthew hit Savannah, a second storm hit The Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Food Bank.
People without power or electricity came to the food bank in droves as they sought food in those early days following the hurricane.
The shelves are looking fine for now, but the real concern is what they're expecting after these big holidays coming up, namely Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Food Bank helped give out more than 4,500 hot meals following the storm to people in need, forcing them to dig into supplies that were supposed to last until March. Executive Director Mary Jane Crouch says that she's more concerned with the aftermath of this holiday season than anything else.
"You know, we're still good right now because we had a bulk that would get us through January, February, March, but when all that is gone, and all of our distribution for Thanksgiving and Christmas go, we have a concern about what we're going to do next year. A lot of canned vegetables and things like that, that we normally would have to be able to put out during that time, we're concerned about having them to get us through the winter," said Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Executive Director Mary Jane Crouch.
Crouch, along with all of us here at WTOC, invite everyone to attend the annual food drive starting Thursday located at the Kroger on Mall Boulevard, where customers can donate a bag of groceries to help restock the food banks shelves or even make a donation.