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Local sweet shops donate to Second Harvest, help provide 17,000 meals

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A few local candy shops made a sweet donation to America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Thursday.

River Street Sweets, Savannahs Candy Kitchen and the franchise location, River Street Sweets•Savannah’s Candy Kitchen donated more than $3,342 to the food bank. The money was raised through praline sales back in June on national Praline day.

Ten percent of profits from the sales were donated. That $3,342 will help Second Harvest to provide 17,000 meals to locals in our community. 

"Well, for every dollar donated to the food bank, we can provide 5 meals and that's partly because a lot of our food is donated and we buy in bulk and we have grants to go along with it," said Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of America's Second Harvest. "So we can actually do things in bulk and bring that food in."

The shops say they plan to make this an annual event. In addition to the meals for kids, Second Harvest also provides tutoring, mentoring and homework assistant for young people in our area. 

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