Alabama ag department donating collards for needy

The state Department of Agriculture and Industries is donating nearly
800 pounds of fresh collards to help feed the needy.

A department
spokeswoman says the collards were grown in the department's community
garden, and the department wants to share them for Thanksgiving. The
collards will be presented to the Society of St. Andrew on Monday in
Montgomery. The society collects fresh food to help the needy through
food banks, kitchens and other agencies.

Officials say society will distribute the collards to agencies that will prepare and serve them.

The presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the State Farmers Market.

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