Georgia Power donates food to Atlanta Mission during storm

11:26 PM, Feb 14, 2014   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Georgia Power not only raced to restore electricity to thousands of people after this week's ice storm, crews also rolled in critical resources to people who were cut off from help.

The Atlanta Mission was faced with serving 2,000 meals a day during the storm for people seeking shelter. Food donations could not make it to the shelter because roads were impassable.

Georgia Power, who was feeding thousands of employees working around the clock, had plenty of leftovers. The company mobilized and began to deliver food to the Mission -- three meals a day since Tuesday.

"We had record numbers that we needed to serve, and we had a lack of food that we could serve and so it was such a blessing for Georgia Power to reach out to us," said Britten Clark of Atlanta Mission.

To put into perspective, Atlanta Mission typically serves about 400 lunches on an average day. During the storm, the demand increased about 700. The food donated by Georgia Power help fill that gap.

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