Thomasville, GA- A local organization is expanding in an effort to combat hunger in our community.
The Second Harvest of South Georgia broke ground Thursday morning for a new regional distribution center in Thomasville.
The 75,963 square foot warehouse will help provide groceries and meals to 30 economically challenged counties throughout our area.
The center will also work with local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, youth homes, and many more.
"We know the battle with poverty and with hunger is a tough battle and it's not something that is easy to do, but this helps a lot," said Chet Ballard, the Chairman of the Board for Second Harvest of South Georgia.
Quinton Robinson, State Director Of USDA Rural Development added, "It'll provide after school meals, meals for seniors, and just really promote a place for kids after school."
The United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development presented Second Harvest with a check for near $4 million to fund the project.