With the generous support of the Walmart Foundation in the amount of $85,000, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has installed a new cooler and will be adding a second cooler and two freezers between its Savannah and Brunswick warehouses. The additional cooling and chilling equipment will allow us to increase our capacity of fresh and frozen foods by up to 28%. The food bank will be able to rescue, store and distribute even more food through our programs such as Partner Marketplace, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding and Mobile Food Pantry.
In Coastal Georgia alone, more than 155,000 people, including more than 56,000 children, are at-risk for hunger and struggle to have access to adequate nutrition. Walmart Foundation and Walmart are longstanding partners in the fight against hunger. “The cooling units will provide much needed cool storage space and the opportunity for Second Harvest to grow and serve more food insecure neighbors in Coastal Georgia,” said Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of Second Harvest. “We are grateful to Walmart Foundation for helping make this possible.”
Gerry Gantt, Marketing Manager and Ricky Gable, Store Manager, both from the Walmart Neighborhood Market and Warren Wohlgemuth, Market Manager for Walmart Supercenters will be at Second Harvest on May 27th at 10am to cut the ribbon and flip the switch on the first cooler just in time for the kickoff of Summer Feeding. During the months of June and July, America’s Second Harvest will distribute nearly 7,000 meals each day for children that would otherwise struggle to find something to eat. Without the tremendous generosity from Walmart Foundation and Walmart, we would not be able to reach as many hungry tummies as we do.