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Expansion Underway at Foodbank of Northeast Georgia

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Work is underway in the construction of a new, larger, facility for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. After 31 years at the current facility, on Newton Bridge Road, staff members are making plans to move across the street once the new building is completed. Erin Barger is President and CEO at the facility. She says that additional space is essential.

The facility provides food and groceries for multiple pantries, including mobile and school pantries, as well as the Food to Kids programs. The food bank distributed 11 million pounds of food throughout 14 counties last year. The current building is 40,000 square feet and the new facility will increase space by 65%.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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