Copper thieves almost ruin food bank’s stock

Golden Harvest Food Bank employees rushed to save 57,000 pounds of food Friday morning after thieves stealing copper damaged the main freezer.

Employees discovered the loss of power to the freezer after arriving early Friday. Officials estimate that if the theft had not been noticed in time, all of the food would have spoiled.

The fence surrounding Gol­den Harvest's Faith Food Factory and Tomberlin facility on Old Savannah Road was also vandalized overnight, Golden Harvest officials said.