Scores of in-need people lined up for free food Wednesday as part of a local food bank’s response to Hurricane Irma.

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia gave each recipient a box of nonperishable food and a bag of produce as an assembly line of cars snaked through the parking lot of Pello’s Body Shop on Altama Avenue around noon.

A sense of controlled chaos reigned as volunteers from the United Way of Coastal Georgia and the local Jobs Corps cadre loaded food into cars as they wiped sweat from their brows in the hot Georgia sun.

The line of cars overflowed onto Altama Avenue and backed traffic up to Cypress Mill Road, causing at least two rear-end collisions. No serious injuries were immediately reported.

Anyone seeking disaster aid may contact the United Way’s assistance hotline at 912-265-1855.

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