Second Harvest of south Georgia reports giving out six million more pounds of food last year than in 2009.
That's a nearly 70 percent increase.
Second Harvest says keeping up its food supply this year will be it's biggest challenge.
The organization now reaches 30 counties-- from south Cordele to the Alabama line.
"It has to do partly with the fact that we took over the Albany-Douglas region of the territory that we work in," said Frank Richards, the CEO and President of Second Harvest of South Georgia. "But also, with the economy being in the condition it has; record unemployment, businesses closing up."
Second Harvest says one of every four children in south Georgia relies on food from its organization.