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The Place of Forsyth provides food, winter coats
web The Place Thanksgiving food drive

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The titles and rankings seem to come in droves each year.

From health and wealth to education and youth, most Forsyth residents know the county is at the forefront of north Georgia and the state in various factors that help shape quality of life.

These factors — which residents embrace and have come to expect — carry their share of numbers. Indeed, politicians and others are fond of touting such statistics.

With that in mind, the staff of the Forsyth County News contacted government and school officials, business owners and pub-lic safety personnel to compile some interesting and easy-to-read figures from the past year.

The Place of Forsyth County by the numbers

$175,529 – Spent on food bags and boxes for distribution

$27,930 – Spent on Thanksgiving and Christmas food in excess of normal food donations

186 – Backpacks with supplies collected and distributed

322 – Winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves collected and given out

1,800 – Holiday House gift drive collection total

1,842 – Volunteers (includes Holiday House volunteers)

10 – Full-time staff

4 – Part-time employees

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