Macon-Bibb Public Works serves up food donations

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – “I’ve made it into a friendly competition,” said Macon-Bibb Public Works Director Marvin Land.

We all know it’s the giving season right about this time of year.

“I’ve separated all the employees, the crews into teams,” said Land.

The Macon-Bibb County Public Works Department is giving out some food with a side of competition.

“Canned good, dry goods, stuff like this,” said Land. “It just makes people who would already want to give all the incentive to do it.”

Director Marvin Land thought up the idea to have a competition among employees to see who could give more food this holiday season.

“Hopefully we’ll get all the boxes filled and maybe even more,” said Land. “I thought it’d be something good. I think a lot of times we sit down for supper and a hot meal, we kind of take it for granted that everyone’s not that fortunate. So I wanted to help out for Christmas.”

Public Works is sending the food to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.

That’s where Executive Director Doug Rohme is preparing food all the time–not just for the holidays.

“We do utilize donations to supplement the additional needs of people,” said Rohme. “Anytime someone can do something it’s going to help out. Don’t ever think that what can do is not enough.”

Volunteers and staff pack all types of food to organizations who then pass them out to anyone who needs it.

“Peanut butter, tomato sauce, I mean for the most part, everything major, all the vegetables, pastas, whole grain cereals,” said Rohme.

Turns out giving a little competition this holiday season is one of the best gifts.

“They have good hearts and they care, it makes a small difference, but any difference is welcome,” said Lane.

“Not have to choose between maybe having to pay their rent or whether or not they’ll have a meal on the table that day,” said Rohme.

If you want to get involved with the Middle Georgia Community Foodbank, head over to their website.

They’re always in need of volunteers, money and food donations.

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