Food bank distribution skyrocketing in South Georgia

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BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) -- There are food shortages across the nation as many are left without work

Second Harvest of South Georgia helps feed 26 counties and has doubled their food distribution from last year at this time.

Both Early and Seminole are included in those counties.

The food bank anticipates those numbers to increase.

They have stopped taking community volunteers and food donations at this time.

Second harvest is asking strictly for monetary donations.

More than eight meals are provided for every dollar that's donated.

“In southwest Georgia, food security is a crisis and you take that situation and you compound it with school closures, people potentially being out of work and you’ve really elevated that crisis to a new level,” Chief Marketing Officer with Second Harvest of South Georgia Eliza McCall said.

For more information on Second Harvest of Southwest Georgia visit here.