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More than 500 local families received Christmas food, toys

A RECIPIENT (back to camera) gets help from many volunteers, l-r, Cathe Hoskins, Donovan Larkins, and Darcy Gunter.

There will be hundreds of Christmas tables laden with food in Grady County this year thanks to the generosity of the many volunteers and donors to the Help Agency. The local charitable organization dispersed more than 500 bags of groceries Thursday during their annual Christmas Project. Each family received enough food to prepare a Christmas meal.
The agency had 529 families register to receive the food donations, and included in that number are 514 children aged 10 and under who also received new toys as part of the project.
Help Agency treasurer Cindy Johnson says many volunteers helped this year’s distribution go well. “This year’s project was the smoothest ever.  There wasn’t a huge rush; clients came in at a nice pace and they knew their food and toys would be waiting for them,” says Johnson.
The volunteers included students from Cairo High School as well as members of The Church of Grady County, which is where the organizing and distributing of the goods took place, once again.
Johnson says, “The volunteers made it all easy and community involvement made it a huge success. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who helped make it happen. Merry Christmas indeed!”

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