The Marshall County Family Resource Network is hosted its third annual “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation” food drive Wednesday at the former state penitentiary in Moundsville.
Organizations throughout the area have been collecting non-perishable food items for weeks.
Once all of the donations are received, the FRN will distribute the food to eight food pantries and one soup kitchen in the county.
Food donations are especially important during the summer when pantries are typically running low and children are not in school to eat their provided breakfast and lunch.
“Our pantries and our soup kitchens really need donations, especially at this time of the year. We pull together with our community and have all of these great donor teams donate all of this amazing food. It’s really great to be part of such a special and generous community,” said FRN Director Stacie Dei.
“We feel like its part of our obligation and responsibility to provide support back to the communities that we’re a part of,” said Dwight Crabtree with Chevron which made a donation and donated time.
The collected food items will be sorted and distributed to the recipient organizations Thursday.
This year’s goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of food.