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October 2, 2013

Georgia Power volunteers provide meals, smiles

MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia Power employees from Plant Branch exemplified the motto “A Citizen Wherever We Serve” by dedicating a portion of their day to help lift spirits Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

They helped prepare, cook and serve fresh, hot meals to those less fortunate at Cafe Central.

“I know about Cafe Central because I attend Freedom Church, so I said why can’t we cook, provide the meal, serve the meal and clean up the meal for one Tuesday at Cafe Central as our community service project for Plant Branch,” said Stan Locke of Georgia Power, who was in charge of organizing the company’s community service project. “By volunteering and providing a service to more needy people in the county, we’re truly showing that we do more than just provide electric power.”

A total of 36 Georgia Power volunteers worked in shifts to serve up their donation of last Tuesday’s meal — pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, French fries, coleslaw and baked beans. Kroger continued to provide the large assortment of breads and desserts.

“Georgia Power is committed to the community in a lot of different ways, and this is just another example of making a better community for us to work and live in,” said Regina Linch, a Georgia Power volunteer, while helping the set up crew set tables and fill drinks. “It’s unbelievable what [Cafe Central] is doing every week for this community. This is service to the community at its highest. We all give back to the community in different ways, but this is definitely a worthwhile event. I know that I feel very blessed to be part of this event and be able to brighten somebody else’s day.”

Cafe Central serves up to 400 individuals with a free meal every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freedom Church on Underwood Road with the help of volunteers and donations.

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