EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFOOD DRIVES
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Organizations Join Forces In Two Separate Food Drives
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 1, 2012 2:29 PM EDT
Updated: Nov. 1, 2012 3:05 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Two separate food drives are being planned to help the hungry.
Appalachian Power, the Kanawha County Commission and West Virginia American Water have joined forces to host a “Power-Up the Pantry” event beginning Friday with the collection of much needed food and supplies for Mountain Mission. The donations will assist families in greatest need in the Kanawha Valley. The collection runs through Nov. 7.
Area food banks, such as Mountain Mission, are experiencing critical shortages of food and other items following the recent severe weather events, and these three organizations are teaming up to help meet that need.
Drop-off locations will be set up beginning Friday at the Kanawha County Courthouse on the first floor at 407 Virginia St. E., Appalachian Power offices in the lobby of the Chase Tower at 707 Virginia St. E. and West Virginia American Water offices at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Official Mountain Mission donation collection barrels will be placed at each location for employees and the public to drop off items between now and Nov. 7.
On Nov. 7, officials from the Appalachian Power, Kanawha County Commission and West Virginia American Water will have trucks stationed on Virginia Street in front of the courthouse from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the all-day “Power-Up the Pantry” public donation event. Employees will be stationed outside the courthouse to accept donations. At 3:30 p.m., the trucks filled with food and other items will be delivered to Mountain Mission in Charleston.
The following is a list of suggested donation items: baby supplies, including diapers, wipes and formula; non-perishable food items; and coats.
Meanwhile, in a separate food drive, Kroger shoppers have the opportunity to help feed the hungry and get a new lottery ticket next week. All Kroger stores in West Virginia are participating in the “Give and Win Food Drive” sponsored by the West Virginia Lottery Nov. 5 through Nov. 9.
Lottery players who make a non-perishable canned food donation at Kroger stores will receive one free lottery promotional ticket, while supplies last. Expired canned food will not be accepted. Kroger’s 38 stores located throughout the state will display a “Give and Win” collection box. Donations will be sent to the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, the Huntington Area Food Bank and the Union Mission Family Services in Charleston.
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