SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – A local non-profit is making sure people affected by tropical storm Hermine have enough food to make it through the week.
Savannah feed the hungry rolled in to the Moses Jackson center in west Savannah with multiple trucks filled with produce. This food giveaway is unlike any they have done before.
“It’s a big blessing, we’ve got about three truckloads that will be able to feed about three thousand people,” says the nonprofit’s creator and director Rev. Carl Gilliard.
People like Mary Williams and Jane Dukes who live in west Savannah, where not having fresh food is a problem day in day out. Dukes went door to door letting neighbors know about the food giveaway.
“I’ve been telling them to come get some fresh fruit, fresh vegetables you know things that we are missing in this neighborhood,” says Dukes.
Some neighbors in West Savannah were not only without power over the weekend, but were isolated with no public transportation running.
“By it being a holiday it’s even more special, because of the rain that we had and the stuff like that,”Dukes adds.
It was a Labor Day where many worked to help others have a healthier week ahead.
“”It makes my day, and it makes my week if it wasn’t for him and the blessing of god to see that we had the food we would be in a bad predicament and he’s a very good person to see that we eat,” says Mary Williams.
Unlike the routine brown bags drives for Savannah Feed the Hungry, neighbors could take baskets, crates and cases full of food.
“I call it a Labor Day labor of love, the hurricane, eighty seven thousand people’s electricity, people did not have financially prior to the hurricane and so now we’re able to help supply a little more to help their holiday season,” says Rev. Gilliard.
Savannah feed the hungry will host three more brown bag food giveaways this week.
Here’s a list of the days and times:
Wednesday, September 7th
Carver Heights Community Center
925 Collar Ave in Savannah
Friday, September 9th
W.W. Law Center
909 East Bolton in Savannah
John S. Delaware Center
35th and Lincoln Street in Savannah