Food giveaway to be held in Sylacauga on Friday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – According to Alabama Possible, a campaign from the Alabama Poverty Project, Alabama is the sixth-poorest state in the country, with one in six people living in poverty.

One of the areas hardest hit by poverty is hunger.

The organization says 25 percent of Alabamians experienced food hardship in 2010, needing assistance from food banks other charities.

Sylacauga neighbors will be getting some assistance on Friday.

The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama will be giving out nearly 7,000 pounds of food, with hopes of feeding around 300 families.

That food giveaway will start at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the old Food World on Main Avenue.

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