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Food bank, church come together to give away food
Many families with empty refrigerators after Irma power outages
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Belinda Dickey, right, the president of Sunshine Seniors, and Bob Lane, a volunteer with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, pack bags with food to distribute on Friday in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes
As one of thousands of area residents who lost electricity as a result of Tropical Storm Irma this week, Georgia Mountain Food Bank Executive Director Kay Blackstock understood the current need many families may have for food. “I emptied my refrigerator and freezer (Thursday) and threw it in the garbage can, so I know folks can benefit from some stuff,” Blackstock said.