A SunLight Project article published online Sunday focused on the issue of senior hunger in Georgia, and included a section on the Thomas County Food Bank & Outreach Center. The story stated, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides food to the food bank, and food is purchased from Second Harvest at a reduced rate.”
A spokeswoman for Second Harvest challenged that statement.
“Second Harvest of South Georgia does not charge our partner agencies for the food,” she said in an email. “The food is always provided free of charge. Our partners do, however, pay a small share fee that helps us offset our shipping costs.”