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Food Bank and local church give away 15,000 pounds of food

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CHATSWORTH, GA (WRCB) - Hundreds of families will have food in their bellies on Christmas morning thanks to an area food drop in Chatsworth.

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank teamed up with Rock Bridge Community Church to give 15,000 pounds of food away.

"It's very humbling for us. But at the same time, we really believe it's what we're supposed to be doing," said Matt Evans, Rock Bridge Community Church. 

75 volunteers filled the cars of locals in Chatsworth with food, in hopes to fill a need and a belly.

"It's just a blessing. There's no feeling like it," said James Daffron, Volunteer. 

"A lot of people are without the means to have adequate food and so we began to ask ourselves. How can we address that need?," said Evans. 

15,000 pounds of food, boxed up for nearly 300 families, just in time for Christmas.

"We actually had to bring it in 2 loads because it was so much," said Michelle Thompson, Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

"We will go through all of it. There will be families we will have to turn away today," said Thompson.

While these people are leaving with a box full of food, full of fresh vegetables and chicken. James Daffron is leaving with a full heart.

"Oh yeah can hardly keep it in my chest. Can't say it enough, it's a beautiful feeling," said Daffron.  

100 senior citizens were also served with food Saturday, totaling around 1,500 people getting assistance.

Officials from the food bank say they hope the need in Murray county eventually goes away, but plan to help fight against it as long as it takes. 
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