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Groups join to fight hunger in McDuffie County

On June 7, agencies in McDuffie County joined together to bring an awareness of the problem of hunger to McDuffie County residents. DFACS, Agape, MANNA, Springfield Baptist Church and others stand ready and willing to provide for those citizens of the county who need assistance.

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Representatives of various hunger groups in McDuffie County gather on the courthouse lawn Tuesday morning.

In conjunction with the Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta, food is obtained and distributed to residents. Some residents have a need for assistance because of unfortunate circumstances that occur. For example, the unexpected high cost of utility bills, the loss of a job, the illness of a family member and the lack of sufficient social security funds and/or retirement funds. These agencies help people on a temporary basis to weather the storms of life by providing supplemental food.

People with children should go to DFACS first. DFACS is the Department of Family and Children Services located on Greenway Street. The telephone number is 595-2946. DFACS allocates food stamps. Agape is located at 161 Ansley Drive; the telephone number is 597-8800. MANNA is located at 118 Greenway Street across from Hughes Furniture. MANNA is listed in the telephone under WE CARE and the telephone number is 595-3138. Springfield Baptist Church is located on Martin Luther King Drive. The telephone number is 595-5829.

McDuffie County residents have been exceedingly supportive of the above agencies. The US Postal Food Drive is just one example of how residents in McDuffie County work together for the good of all. The above agencies, however, would love to go out of business. Their goal is that everyone living within McDuffie County's lines will have jobs and situations in which they would never experience any needs. Until this occurs, the agencies are ready to provide help. They hope the community will continue to support their efforts.



Web posted on Thursday, June 9, 2005











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