Church gives food bank 30,000-pound donation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Mountaineer Food Bank received almost 30,000 pounds of much needed food from The Church of Latter-day Saints.
The donation, which was coordinated with the Day of Service on September 29 proclaimed by Gov. Early Ray Tomblin, was made up of 16 pallets of food including beef stew, chili, spaghetti, tuna, peanut butter and macaroni and cheese, according to a news release from the food bank.
"Thank you to the Latter-day Saints Church and the work they have put into this day and act of service," Chad Morrison, Resource Coordinator at Mountaineer Food Bank said in the release.
"These donations couldn't have come at a better time for Mountaineer Food Bank. As we head into the fall and winter, more working-class people start visiting food pantries because their jobs get laid off or they only worked seasonally. It's important for us to keep our feeding programs with enough food to serve their communities all year," Morrison said.
The Mountaineer Food Bank serves 48 counties in West Virginia through a network of more than 600 feeding programs, including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, youth programs, senior programs and Back Pack programs. To learn more about the Mountaineer Food Bank, visit www.mountaineerfoodbank.org.