Several groups will share more than 41,000 pounds of donations




GREENFIELD — For the first time since its inception seven years ago, the 40,000 Pounds of Giving lived up to its name.

Saturday, the annual food drive collected more than 41,000 pounds of food to distribute to seven local organizations. Thanks to strong support from several community groups, local businesses and a 23,000-pound donation from Gatorade, the drive nearly doubled its total from last year. A semitrailer was parked at the Greenfield Wal-Mart to collect the donations.

“I was a little surprised myself,” said Carl Denny, 40,000 Pounds founder. “When we were at 39,886 pounds, I knew we were going to reach our goal. I’m just incredibly thankful and happy.”

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