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Walgreens, AARP raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank

6:05 PM, Nov 19, 2012   |    comments
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An organization that helps the hungry in East Tennessee gets a big boost during a busy season. Walgreens and AARP Tennessee presented Second Harvest Food Bank with a check for $5,000.

The companies raised $25,000 at Walgreens stores across the state and divided the money between five food banks.

Walgreens employees were happy to help those in need during the holiday season.

"Just knowing that some of the funds goes to put food on the table right here at Thanksgiving whenever we're all so thankful for what we have and for people that don't have they're going to have something. Just to be able to participate in that is just a blessing," said Charles Lindsey, a Maryville Walgreens store manager.

Walgreens cashiers raised the money in just six days by asking customers to help those in need.

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