COLUMBUS, Ga. — A non-profit organization says it is making plans to help the community take on the challenge of child hunger. On Thursday morning, Feeding the Valley will begin construction on its brand new warehouse in Columbus.
This is a part of its $4.5 million “Nursing Hope Together” campaign that will more than double their current capacity.
They say they felt the need to grow their services because one in four children in the Chattahoochee Valley goes hungry on a regular basis.
More than a year ago — Feeding the Valley opened a warehouse in LaGrange.
The next step is to open a storefront in Randolph county to serve the needs of the people in that community.
Frank Sheppard with Feeding the Valley says, “There is a great need. Some of those counties have a extremely high poverty levels in the Stewart and Randolph county areas. So we definitely want to be able to distribute more food and the best way to do that is to have a facility down there that we can open on a regular basis.”
According to Sheppard 84,000 people go hungry every day.
Feeding the Valley provides food for other non-profit organizations for just pennies on the dollar.
With this most recent campaign – they plan to take their food distribution from 7 million pounds to 10 million pounds.
For more information on how you can donate go to http://www.feedingthevalley.org or call them at (706) 561-4755.