The Marshall County Family Resource Network is preparing for it’s third annual “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation” food drive.
The FRN is accepting donations from teams and individuals and will later distribute the items to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and similar organizations.
Typical high-need items include canned fruits and vegetables, baby formula, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, rice, and condiments.
This food drive is especially important because many soup kitchens and food pantries are low on supplies at this time of year.
“We know our pantries and our soup kitchens are really struggling at this time of year. As summer comes along, kids are not in school, so they’re not receiving their daily lunches and things like that. This is just a nice way to help them to do their jobs and their work better and easier,” said Executive Director Stacie Dei.
If you would like to make a donation, you can drop off any non-perishable food items inside the former West Virginia Penitentiary on Wednesday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..
You can also make a financial donation to the FRN.