Perdue Foundation donates box truck to Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

The Perdue Foundation donated a 26-foot refrigerated box truck to the food bank Tuesday morning to help with food deliveries and pickups.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank is feeling thankful because of a donation made by the Perdue Foundation.

The foundation donated a 26-foot refrigerated box truck to the food bank Tuesday morning.

We spoke with Michael Bentley from Perdue Farms. He says it means a lot to give back to the community in this way.

“The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank does so much for the community. And the Middle Georgia area so it’s a pleasure to give back and help them and provide a resource for them,” Bentley said.

Kathy McCollum, the executive director of the food bank, says the new truck serves as a  reliable way for them to deliver and pick up food donations.

“We’re so thankful for the wonderful investment the Perdue Foundation made into the work that we do,” McCollum said.

They said they’ve seen more of a need for food donations because of the pandemic.

McCollum compared the first and second-quarter numbers. She says they distributed 50 percent more food in the second quarter of this year.

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