120,000 people fed today by produce drop

Bins of cucumbers were dropped off in front of the Convention Center this morning. The produce drop was sponsored by the Society of St. Andrew. I had the chance to visit with Barbara Lyles who directs the Florida and Georgia gleaning network. She told me about the volunteers who were here before sunrise and how many people will be fed because of their work.

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