America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia received $50,000 this week from the International Paper Foundation to address food insecurity in coastal Georgia. This donation is part of International Paper’s disaster relief effort brought on by Hurricane Matthew. International Paper Company Foundation in North America supports U.S. not-for-profit organizations within the communities where International Paper has operating facilities.
International Paper’s Mill Communications Manager, Karen Bogans presented the check at Second Harvest.
“The Savannah Mill is pleased to present this check to Second Harvest to assist them in replenishing their shelves after the impact of Hurricane Matthew,” said Bogans. “We are glad they are a part of our community, always ready to help those in need.”
In addition to the generous financial donation, Second Harvest received a truckload of cardboard boxes from International Paper’s Savannah Container Plant. The boxes were immediately utilized for emergency food distribution at the food bank as well as through Mobile Food Pantry serving rural areas.
Mary Jane Crouch, Executive Director of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia said, “This gift from International Paper is important to our entire community as we provide the food for more than 300 non-profits that assist those that are food insecure throughout coastal Georgia. We provided meals and emergency boxes to more than 15,000 people impacted by Hurricane Matthew.”