Mercer student grows fresh produce for needy residents in Macon

Food insecurity affects nearly a quarter of Bibb County residents. A Mercer University medical student hopes to promote proper nutrition by donating vegetables from a community garden to Macon's neediest residents.
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Food insecurity affects nearly a quarter of Bibb County residents. A Mercer University medical student hopes to promote proper nutrition by donating vegetables from a community garden to Macon's neediest residents.

Samantha Max is a Report for America corps member and reports for The Telegraph with support from the News/CoLab at Arizona State University. She joined The Telegraph in June of 2018 and reports on the health of the community. Samantha graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2018. As an undergraduate student, she interned for the Medill Justice Project, Hoy (Chicago Tribune’s Spanish-language publication) and NPR-affiliate station WYPR in her hometown of Baltimore. Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smax1996 and on Twitter @samanthaellimax. You can also join her Facebook group. Learn more about Report for America at www.reportforamerica.org.