A church out of Morgantown has partnered with Christian Help to provide donations for those in need.
Last year, Christian Help spent nearly $14,000 to stock its food pantry. Now, Chestnut Ridge Church is coming alongside this organization to help make a difference in the community.
Christian Help specifically noted the need for canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter, and powdered milk.
“Those are higher expense items, so we’re very excited that Chestnut Ridge is doing this drive and doing a targeted drive in trying to collect some of those things for us, so to lower our expenses,” said Kef Howard of Christian Help.
The food donations can be dropped off in the Chestnut Ridge Church Lobby until April 12.
“Most of the families, they’re working families, single moms, dads raising kids, who are coming to christian help to receive a hand up in getting them through their monthly food budget,” said Donna Herto, interim communications director at Chestnut Ridge Church.
“We know that hunger is not just a worldwide thing, But it’s a local thing too,” said Becca Jones, middle school director at Chestnut Ridge Church.
“Generally most of the families that come to the pantry are working families, they’re working poor, They’re people who work hard to put gas in their car, to go to a job, to pay their car payment, to pay their rent or their mortgage. And at the end of the month they skimp on food because they don’t have enough funds to pay their food bill,” said Herto.
Those in need can come to the pantry once every other month to receive a three day supply of food for each member of their household.