Miracle on Foster brings in record amount of food

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DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) -- Hundreds of cars stopped by the WTVY station on North Foster Street today, as the annual Miracle on Foster event made its return.

People donated non-perishable food items as well as made cash donations to make sure less and less people go hungry this holiday season.

David Hanks is the Executive Director of the Wiregrass Food Bank, and he says the donations mean more this year beause of a smaller supply, thanks to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

He said "that's about seventy-eight thousand pounds that we did not receive because that was reallocted to Texas, Florida, and probably Puerto Rico as well."

Judy Mowrey of Cottonwood understands the importance of donating because it means no one will have to endure what she and her family went through.

She replied "It makes me feel good because there was a time when we had to have the Toys for Tots used for my children and you know, the lord's blessed us and made sure we have food on our table."

The Wiregrass Food Bank will still be collecting donations during the month of December. You can find out where they will be at www.wiregrassfoodbank.com