Mary Jane Crouch was worried. When COVID-19 struck the Savannah area in March, and the National Association of Letter Carriers announced in May that it would not participate in food drive collection because of the pandemic, Crouch, Chief Executive of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc., feared thousands of people would go hungry throughout the Coastal Empire.
“Our postal workers’ food drive got canceled this year because they didn’t want to handle the bags and they didn’t want to handle the food so it was like, ‘Wow! I’m not sure what we’re going to do if BC doesn’t step up’ because theirs and yours are the two-largest food drives we do all year long,” Crouch said. “We were really worried. It was just wonderful when (LTC Stephen Suhr, Benedictine Military School’s Senior Army Instructor) said, ‘We’re still in.’”
Food collection barrels and boxes have been delivered to Benedictine Military School. The truck is coming to BC on Dec. 11 to pick up donations. This year’s goal is to collect 15,000 items/dollars to help those in need.