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THANK YOU: Hundreds of thousands of cans collected in 37th annual Can-A-Thon

Thank you for turning to help those are in need in the metro Atlanta area!

ATLANTA — Thank you! 

We asked you to come out and help those who are food insecure in the metro Atlanta area.

You did.

Big time.

More than 200,000 cans were collected in our 37th annual Can-A-Thon.

We had crews all across the metro Atlanta area - and at each of those stops, we saw you!

If you took part, we want to see your photos. Use the hashtag #iCan on Twitter and Instagram.

If you weren't able to attend, you can still help! The 11Alive Virtual Site is accepting financial pledges and donations.

About Can-A-Thon:

Food insecurity is an issue in the United States, and Georgia is not immune. Nearly 800,000 people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia are food insecure. One in four children in metro Atlanta lives in a home that's food insecure. Parents struggle to feed their families, and rely on the help of the Salvation Army's food pantry to get by. 

11Alive, Publix and the Salvation Army want to help decrease those numbers and change lives in our community. 

Each year, we hold Can-A-Thon to collect canned goods. Those canned goods collected from the drive will stay local to help families in need. 

Thank you for doing the most good and making a difference in the lives of those facing hunger.

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