2011-10-05 / News

To those in need

Walmart, Golden Harvest to offer food
By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com

Those who are struggling to pay the grocery bill have a local place to go for help this Saturday.

Walmart and Golden Harvest will team up to offer a mass food distribution at the store north of Waynesboro.

The event will begin at 10 a.m., and products will be distributed from a Golden Harvest truck parked in front of Walmart.

Store manager Steve Moss said he hopes this effort will help families who aren’t able to make ends meet right now.

“A lot of people think Golden Harvest is for homeless people but it’s for people who are struggling or don’t have the income to buy their groceries,” he said, noting that larger cities seem to have more service for these folks. “This allows us to bring services Augustans get and bring them to our county.”

Moss said Walmart has a longstanding relationship with Golden Harvest and regularly sends the charity a range of products such as paper goods, produce and canned items.

Walmart’s corporate office has even donated a truck to Golden Harvest.

Events like the one being held here Saturday are also scheduled in other rural cities, like Swainsboro, to give more people access to assistance.

The event is a United States Department of Agriculture program, which requires those receiving food to meet certain income requirements.

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