Local food pantries giving back thanks to America’s Second Harvest

With help from Second Harvest many pantries across the Coastal Empire can help more in need

Local food pantries giving back thanks to America’s Second Harvest

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Roxy Hogan and Dee Harrell are on a mission.

A mission that may be more important this year than ever before.

“People have lost their jobs or either they just need extra because someone in the family may have lost their job or been cut back,” said Hogan.

Hogan and Harrell work with Rising Tyde Food Pantry and on Tuesday they were busy preparing a holiday meal for those in need.

Something they couldn’t do without America’s Second Harvest.

“Because of them we’re able to give out good quality food and abundance of it to the families that are in need. Without it we would be searching high and low to have enough funding to purchase these things,” said Harrell.

Allowing them to give more than just food.

“A holiday meal provides something that maybe will bring some happiness that they haven’t had,” Hogan said.

A happiness many never expected they’d lose.

“A lady came through and it was her first time she had been through. She has three children,” recalls Hogan.

But luckily help wasn’t hard to find.

“And every time we would put a bag of food in her trunk it was another, ‘thank you. You have no idea.’”

Because disguised in a bag of food, is something else that too is certainly non-perishable, hope.

A feeling we can all experience when we give.

“By the time she left every volunteer was almost in tears. It’s just such a good feeling to give,” said Hogan.

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