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Did You Know?
Just over 20% of Monongalia County residents live at or below the poverty line? That is one in five...so the next time you are sitting around a table with some friends take note that one (or more) of you could be in need of our services.
Want to help make a difference for your neighbors in need?
Put on your thinking cap and do something creative to support our programs and services!
- Have a food drive where you work (even better, have a challenge between departments!)
- Get a group or co-workers or friends together and volunteer in our food pantry or packing backpack food bags
- Have a baby shower for our baby basics pantry--we are always in need of diapers sizes 4 - 6, pull up pants, wipes, formula (we'll take your samples!), baby food and layette items
- Come out and work in our vegetable garden or donate some of the harvest from your own garden
- Start collecting school supplies and backpacks for our school supply give-a-way (we gave out 645 fully-stocked backpacks in 2013!)
- Tell people why our services are vital to the community
- Spread some love, compassion, kindness and respect to someone you don't even know
Poverty Increasing in Public Schools
Please take the time to read this article from The Washington Post and be sure to check out the graphic to see how the growth in poverty is taking over the US. In 2011, 51% of public school children were identified living in poverty; the cost of childhood hunger is high--much higher than solutions to the issue.
You can help make us to help children who face hunger and food insecurity by making a financial contribution to the Backpack Feeding Program. We also welcome donations of food items as well; see this list for guidance when shopping. And, of course, we are always looking for volunteers to help pack, transport and distribute snack bags! Give us a call for more information (304) 599-5020.