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Macon Non-Profit Helps "Feed the Children"
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Parents in Macon got some special packages to help take care of their families Wednesday.

People picked up boxes filled with food, personal hygiene items and Avon beauty products.

Jeff Nicklas, executive director of the Macon Rescue Mission, says all the items were donated to the Americans Feeding Americans, a program of Feed the Children. He says the mission is required to give them away.

An 18-wheeler truck showed up at the Macon Rescue Mission Wednesday morning to unload the boxes of donations.

Each family received a 25 pound box of non-perishable food, a box of personal hygiene items like soap and toothpaste, and a third box with donated Avon beauty items.

According to Nicklas, the rescue mission gave out 400 vouchers by working to find people in need with other community organizations like the Macon Outreach Center and the Rainbow Center.

"It helps a lot of folks that can't make ends meeting right now," said Nicklas. "It's a sign of the economy."

"It's just a good thing for people, and they do have children that need food and personal hygiene items and other items and they just don't have the money and can't afford it. I think it's a good thing for the community," said Eunice Glover as she waited in line.

Nicklas says Macon was selected for its level of poverty. He says the mission usually gives away 400 boxes of food itself each month, and the Feed the Children programs will help add to what they can give to the community.

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