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From Senator-Elect P.K. Martin
State Senator-Elect P.K. Martin Applauds Grayson and Snellville on Efforts to Give Hunger the Boot
Senator-elect P.K. Martin (R – Lawrenceville) today applauded the joint efforts by the cities of Grayson and Snellville to fight hunger and help those in need in our local community and encouraged local residents to join the challenge.
Snellville Councilman Dave Emmanuel and his wife Kathy created the ‘Give Hunger the Boot’ Program in Snellville, which has raised more than $10,000 in food and financial donations for the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-Operative in the last three years.
Last month, the city of Grayson challenged the city of Snellville to a donation-raising contest to see which city could collect the most canned and dry food donations. The outcome will be decided on Jan. 19 when all donations are delivered to the Co-Op.
“I want to applaud the cities Snellville and Grayson for reminding us that hunger doesn’t end at Christmas. There still a great need in our community, and I am proud of those in each city who are working hard to make a difference. My family and I have donated food to the effort in both cities, and I encourage people to please consider joining this effort by giving to the local food co-ops today,” said Senator-elect Martin.
Anyone can participate by dropping off canned goods or dried foods at Snellville City Hall, 2342 Oak Road or Grayson City Hall, 475 Grayson Parkway. For a list of locations, go to Give Hunger the Boot’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Give-Hunger-the-Boot/295935703770365).