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Annual Spooky to be Hungry food drive gets underway in McDuffie, surrounding areas

You can be a part of the community-wide effort to participate in "It's Spooky to be Hungry", a food drive to benefit Golden Harvest Food Bank. The following businesses, schools and Churches in our area are collecting canned goods or your donation to be part of the largest grassroots effort to help needy neighbors in the CSRA:


Regions Bank (all branches)

Georgia Power Company

Steel Magnolia Beauty Shop

McDuffie County Health Department

Stokes-Hodges Chevrolet

State of Georgia Probation Office

McDuffie County Schools

First Citizens Bank

Sun Trust Bank

Union Baptist Church

First National Bank

First Bank

Pine Grove Baptist Church

Fluker Communications


Dearing Baptist Church-Dearing

Dearing United Methodist Church-Dearing

Dearing Elementary School

Piney Grove Baptist Church


Macedonia United Methodist Church

First Baptist Church

Elaine's Beauty Shop

First Citizens Bank

Fountain Campground


North Harlem Elementary School


Smyrna United Methodist Church

Collections will be accepted from now through October 31st.

We are asking for donations of:

  • Non-perishable, commercially prepared food, with an additional request for disposable diapers and baby wipes.

  • We will gratefully accept monetary donations, as well.

  • With their purchasing power, every $1 you donate allows Golden Harvest to distribute nearly $7 of food to the needy -- as if you had spent $7 in the grocery store.

    Please make out all tax-deductible checks to It's Spooky To Be Hungry.

    It's Spooky to be Hungry is a grassroots, all-volunteer food drive dedicated to helping fight hunger and strengthening our communities since 1992. Last year with the help of more than 230 participating food drive sites throughout the CSRA, in neighborhoods, schools, churches, and businesses, we were able to give Golden Harvest Food Bank more than 86,000 pounds of food and $46,000.

    The catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina has affected our area, directly and indirectly. Several thousand displaced survivors now live in our region. Rising gas prices and falling incomes mean even more local residents will need some help feeding their families. It's Spooky To Be Hungry is allocating 20 percent of all funds collected this year to help underwrite the additional costs of helping support hurricane victims who have relocated to our region.

    This year more people than ever need a little help from their neighbors. Please give generously, and help stock the shelves of our regional food bank.

    For more information about It's Spooky To Be Hungry, contact Sheilah Johnson at 706-595-6146.

    Web posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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