Atlanta Charities Grateful for Peach Donations

ATLANTA (AP) - The Mormon church has sent 70,000 cans of peaches
to charities in metro Atlanta. The donation also includes apricots.

Brooke Hunter of Milton is helping distribute the cans of fruit and says it's ironic for the Peach State to be getting peaches.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shipped 5,500 cases of fruit to help restock shelves of the metro-Atlanta charities after church orchards in Utah and Idaho produced bumper crops.

Charities are reporting bare shelves after trying to help people
hurt by the economy and by severe weather, including hurricanes.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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