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Georgia Power employees put force behind donations
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Recently, employees of Georgia Power from Plants McIntosh Steam/CT and McIntosh Combined Cycle donated more than 260 pounds of food to Effingham food pantries.  Because of their concern for others, the Georgia Power employees suggested the project in hopes of helping as many families as possible with food during the holidays.  

They recognized that canned goods would be beneficial to the food pantries during the holidays as it is this time of year when demands for assistance seem to be at their highest. Their generosity provided wonderful results.  

All donations were divided among the following pantries, who are members of the FORCE collaborative: God’s Mission House, Manna House Ministries, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry and Rincon First Christian Church’s Pantry.      

In addition to the hundreds of food items collected, the Citizens of Georgia Power–Savannah Chapter, which includes Plants Kraft, McIntosh Steam/CT and McIntosh Combined Cycle, presented FORCE with a check for $250. This donation will also be disbursed to the pantries for them to select the food items they are in need of most.      

FORCE is an Effingham County collaborative of food pantries, social service organizations, churches, civic clubs, etc. that work collectively identifying the hungry, filling the pantry shelves, educating the community on the detriments of hunger, and also reducing the duplication of services.  

In 2007, the above mentioned food pantries provided supplemental food to more than 4,100 families in Effingham County.  

For additional information on FORCE please contact Lisa Bush, collaborative chair, at Manna House Ministries, 826-2037.