Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 8, 2013

Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

-- — If you haven’t already adopted a duck, these are the final days to do so.

For five bucks, a participant in Second Harvest of South Georgia’s annual Derby Duck Race can help feed the region’s hungry and possibly walk away as a winner.

A $5 donation for one duck will feed one child a hot meal each evening for one week through America’s Second Harvest’s Kids Cafe programs. Ten ducks equal a week of milk for 100 children.

With pay-offs like this, the duck race fills thousands of hungry bellies each year.

This year, the duck adoptions have been moving a bit slower. So far, according to the food bank’s website Monday, less than 5,000 have been adopted. The fewer ducks that are adopted means the fewer stomachs which Second Harvest will be able to fill in the coming year.

If helping your fellow South Georgians isn’t incentive enough, each participant has the opportunity to win prizes, which are listed with the story in today’s paper.

Even if you don’t win one of these great prizes, everyone’s a winner when you adopt a duck. So, don’t duck helping the region’s hungry, adopt a duck for Second Harvest.

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