The Clarksburg Baptist Church and the Mountaineer Food Bank are working together to relieve hunger right here in Harrison County by handing out more than 9,800 pounds of food.
“This opportunity presented itself because we have a lot of hungry people in Harrison County but not only in Harrison County but other counties as well,” said Jim Hilman, of Clarksburg Baptist Church.
Hundreds turned out Thursday for a food giveaway at the Clarksburg Baptist church.
“To be blessed with the food they are helping with us,” said Lorri Riddle, Clarksburg resident.
“I thought is was cool because they are helping the needy. I’m needy myself so I know how it is,” said Goldie Frank, Reynoldsville resident.
Volunteers gave out boxes of waffles, potatoes, apples, and milk vouchers.
“It’s wonderful we know we are doing the lords work and we are able to help all these people here today,” said Hilman.
The Mountaineer Food Bank said one in six people in West Virginia will visit a food pantry, soup kitchen or other feeding program this year.
“I encourage people to make a donation to their local food bank. Whether it be us or there are about 14 food banks in Harrison County. All the food banks are in need of money and items to give, especially the staple goods, can goods,” said Hilman.
The Clarksburg Baptist church is hoping to make this event a yearly tradition.