South Georgia food bank helps disaster relief nationwide

By: Noelani Mathews
September 7, 2016

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Many organizations stepped in to help during the recent devastating flooding in Louisiana.

The non-profit Feeding America continues to feed hunger by providing disaster relief boxes.

Second Harvest of South Georgia is responsible for packing all 2,400 boxes.

They started Wednesday morning with volunteers from local churches and schools.

They says they'll be distributed nationwide to those in need, but some will stay locally.

"Given the disasters we've seen in Louisiana and here locally lately, disaster relief boxes are running low in the network and that's why we are replenishing those, so we know that we are ready when the next storm hits," says Eliza McCall, Chief Marketing Officer for Second Harvest.

She says the boxes are bigger than normal and have added paper products, like toilet tissue.