30,000+ pounds of food, 2,400+ books being distributed in Macon Friday

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Parents can stop by Westside High School Friday to pick up food and books for their children.

It’s a collaboration between the United Way of Central Georgia, the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank and Center Hill Baptist Church.

The event at the school, located at 2851 Heath Road in Macon, will start at 11 a.m. and go until 2 p.m. or until supplies are gone.

More than 30,000 pounds of food, in 5-day supply boxes, will be given out to about 500 families in need, as well as more than 2,400 books.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!