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A group called Feeding Frenzy is helping keep children in the greater Columbus area from going hungry, one can at a time.

Young professionals and young lawyers are being called upon to collect canned goods fro Feeding the Valley. The donation campaign is designed to help Georgia's most vulnerable population of children at a time when school teachers aren't around to look after their needs.

The state Attorney General Sam Olens made a special appearance at Feeding Frenzy's Nov. 20 event.

"A lot of times, our school teachers will frankly provide some protein for our kids on the weekends, but who's going to take care of them over the summer vacation?" says Olens.

That's why the state's annual food drive is stepping in to fill the gaps for more than half of the students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

This year's goal is to collect over one million pounds of food. 

The organization is hosted by the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Visit their website to find out more.

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