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Posted: August 16, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Farm Bureau collects food to help hungry Georgians

The Newton County Farm Bureau is collecting staple food items and monetary donations until Sept. 11 during the statewide Harvest for All Campaign, coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau, in an effort to help Georgians in need. The donations collected will be distributed to the Eight Food Banks throughout Georgia.

"Farmers are in the business of feeding Georgia and the United States. As farmers it’s instinctive that we help our fellow Georgians who are in need, especially during this period of challenging times," said Brent Gallowy, Newton County Farm Bureau president.

The top ten staple food items requested by the food banks are peanut butter, cereal, canned meat, rice, dried beans or peas, macaroni and cheese, boxed pizza, Hamburger Helper, soup and canned vegetables.

If you would like to participate in the food drive, please deliver your food or monetary donation to the Newton County Farm Bureau office, 10386 U.S. Highway 278 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call Lori Dabney at (770) 786-7201.

The Harvest for All Campaign is jointly coordinated by the Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s and Young Farmer Committees.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization with over 400,000 member families statewide.

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