Valdosta Daily Times

April 17, 2014

Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — If you haven’t already adopted a duck, you have a little more than a week 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 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, less than 1,500 have been adopted as of midday Wednesday — that’s about 15 percent of the 10,000 ducks goal. The race is scheduled for April 26 at Wild Adventures. 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.

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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