Stuff the Semi: Wiregrass Area Food Bank does well with holiday food drive

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — After a difficult year, the Wiregrass Area Food Bank officially stuffed its semi truck with Thanksgiving donations.

The Murphy Family Restaurants group that owns the North side Dothan McDonald’s lent a helping hand to the food bank, providing the space for the semi truck and feeding all the volunteers.

“We want those that might need a little help to continue stories among their family and help them continue the holiday meal,” Group Marketing and Outreach Director Eddie Byrd said.

Many groups of people volunteered by taking bags and boxes out of cars which allowed donators to remain safe in their vehicles.

One volunteer has been with the Wiregrass Area Food Bank for quite some time and told WDHN she wanted to give back after finding help at the food bank.

“In ’95 I had to go on disability and the food bank helped me out and in ’98 I started volunteering with the food bank and I’ve been with them ever since,” Volunteer Sally Gordon said. “I’ve done a lot of these food drives and working with the seniors and it’s been a pleasure to do it.”

Donations can be given online at or in-person at the organization’s physical location on Twitchell road.

“It’s been a pleasure, we’ve had a lot of people to come back and help us after we’ve helped them,” Gordon said.

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