On February 12, Second Harvest of South Georgia hosted a disaster box pack in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. The ‘Help. Box. Hope.’ event was the first of its kind on Capitol Hill. The Georgia General Assembly generously appropriated $700,000 to SHSG to help offset our tremendous costs for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
We wanted to let the legislators experience firsthand where their investment goes, but we know the demands on their time are great. So, we took the show on the road! We loaded a straight truck with non-perishable food and boxes, and we headed north. We built 200 disaster pantry boxes like storm victims receive. We had more than 50 legislators and elected officials roll up their sleeves and help.?
We are grateful for their support and look forward to continuing to serve our neighbors in need here in Southwest Georgians.?