The America's Second Harvest of South Georgia Inc. Kids Cafe program serves a nutritious meal plus a serving of milk to more than 750 children per night. The program reaches throughout Valdosta and several surrounding counties, and one pound of food can feed one children each night. Two local organizations recently held food drives to directly benefit the program:
Curves for Women on Northside Drive in Valdosta held its annual food drive from March 1-18. A total of 2,903 pounds of food was collected. New members were allowed to join with no membership fee if they donated one bag of non-perishable grocery products. In 2004 all Curves for Women facilities throughout the United States collected more than 3 million pounds of food for local food banks.
The Homebuilders Association of South Georgia also conducted a food drive during the annual Home and Garden Show held at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center on March 19-20. A total of 2,159 pounds of food was collected at the show. Entrance to the show was free with a donation of any non-perishable food product.
Due to the donations from citizens through each food drive, more than 5,000 children will receive a meal through Kids Cafe.
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