Good News: Ribbon cutting for new Second Harvest facility

(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia now has more space to help our community.

A ribbon cutting was held Thursday morning at their new facility in East Savannah and has been planned for two years.

Lending a hand to those who freely lend a hand for others in need. Volunteers at America's Second Harvest now have more space to continue spreading love to the public.

"Giving back to the community and realizing there's a need."

The new facility gives the opportunity do even greater work.

"We knew that in order to do that and to build capacity to help the community, we needed to have a larger space."

And, just how to fill that void?

"We know that food is the most basic thing that you could possibly need."

Mary Jane Crouch is the executive director for America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. She says this new facility has been planned for two years, but thanks to your help and support is now a reality.

"We had a matching grant out of Atlanta, which is really nice to bring some money in. We went to a lot of people in town. We raised all the funds, this building, in essence, is said for," said Crouch.

Colonial Group, Inc. is one of the top donors. Vice president of the company, Christian Demere says it's important to invest in the neighborhood.

"If we focus on strengthening and supporting the community and the organizations, then I think the success of our company continues to follow naturally," Demere said.

Which is the ultimate goal for volunteers.

"There are too many people hungry in this country and feeding people is one of the most important things in my life."

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