More turning to Golden Harvest Food Bank

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News 12 at 11, April 25, 2007

Augusta, Ga. --- Food prices are affecting more than just your dinner table. They're taking a bite out of a local charity. Volunteers with the Golden Harvest Food Bank said it's a struggle to keep providing.

Karen Jenkins is picking up her food bank order for the teen center in Waynesboro. She visits Golden Harvest Food Bank twice a month.

"We being a non-profit organization, we don't have a lot of money. So picking up the food from the food bank helps us to give the snacks that the kids need in the afternoons," Karen Jenkins said.

She said in this economy, things are limited.

"There's a lot of people out there that's hungry. You know, that really don't have any other means of getting food," Jenkins said.

It's a tough time for many right now. Golden Harvest Food Bank said they're seeing it too. This time last year, it was not nearly as bad. Now they said donations are low, and more people are coming to them for food. In fact, they've even lost some of their volunteers because they can't afford the gas to drive to Golden Harvest. That's why Karen said it's so important to donate and give back to others.

"There's a lot of people out there that really needs this food," Jenkins said.

Golden Harvest, with a history of helping others. Now asking you for help.

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