Bi-Lo shoppers are helping those in need this holiday season. When checking out at the cash register, each shopper is given the opportunity to make a five dollar donation to Manna, according to store manager Rick McCorkle.
The fundraiser started two weeks before Thanksgiving and will last through the Christmas season. Bi-Lo presented 215 bags worth of canned goods to Manna last Wednesday using funds raised to date from the project.
"It's just wonderful. We need it so badly right now, so it's coming at the right time," Manna Director Lynda Gheesling said. "We have so many more to help this holiday."
Established in 2003, Manna, Inc. is a faith-based organization in which local churches and members of the community pool their resources to help feed the hungry and provide assistance to the needy. For more information on Manna, call 706-595-3138 or send donations to P.O. Box 295, Thomson, Ga. 30824.