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Farm Credit Harvest Festival Raises Nearly $3,000 to Help End Hunger

More than 56,000 kids across South Georgia may go to bed hungry tonight and one in three children in that area live in homes where having enough to eat is a daily struggle. Farm Credit is dedicated to making a difference in the communities we serve and is proud to announce that the inaugural Farm Credit Harvest Festival at the Sunbelt Ag Expo raised nearly $3,000 to support Second Harvest of South Georgia and its programs to end hunger in the area.

“We are grateful to have partners in the fight against hunger like Farm Credit. Through their efforts, we will be able to provide nearly $24,000 in food assistance services to those in need in South Georgia,” said Eliza McCall, chief marketing officer of Second Harvest of South Georgia. “Hunger in Georgia is an enormous problem, but with help and support from people like the good folks at Farm Credit, we are making strides to end hunger every day.”

Thousands of people stopped by to show their support for local foods and farms, and helped in the fight against hunger in South Georgia at the inaugural Harvest Festival, which featured live bluegrass music from Blue Holler, daily silent auctions, peach pie eating contests with pies from the Corner Cakery, cornhole and more. Check out our Facebook album for photos of the event.

Farm Credit would like to thank Second Harvest of South Georgia and the generous donors whose support made the Local Foods Gift Basket Auctions possible, including: