For Immediate Release
Date: December 19, 2014
City of Savannah employees today stepped up in a big way to help those in need this holiday season, donating 25,204 canned goods to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia during the 3rd annual Great Savannah Canned Food Drive. The total this year topped last year’s donations by 1,855 cans.
Dozens of City vehicles packed full with cans lined up in front of the Civic Center this afternoon for a news conference attended by City employees, Mayor Edna Jackson and members of City Council.
“I am so proud of our City employees and their continued generosity,” Mayor Edna Jackson said. “It’s wonderful to see how caring our staff is when it comes to helping their community.”
At the news conference, the Most Generous Bureau Trophy was presented to the Assistant City Manager of Utilities, Development and Construction bureau, whose employees donated 1404 cans or about 27 cans per employee. Following the news conference, the City vehicles caravanned to America’s Second Harvest Food Bank where over 30 pallets of food were delivered.
About America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia serves as a regional food bank, functioning as the food warehouse and distribution center to more than 280 non-profit organizations and churches in our area. Through food relief programs and collaboration with partner agencies, America’s Second Harvest distributed more than 10 million pounds of food last year to people in need in our community – children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness and others whose incomes are insufficient to meet their basic needs. To learn more about the fight against hunger in our community, call (912) 236-6750 or visit www.helpendhunger.org.