If your looking for a convenient way to help those in need, we ask that you give to local food pantries through the annual Send Help campaign.
Each winter, the campaign asks local residents to send money to one of several local food pantries. While giving food is good, too, food pantries can actually buy more food for the money if they receive monetary donations.
It's important to help now and throughout the year.
All of the area food pantries have reported an increase in the number of families and individuals coming to them for help. The Marietta Community Food pantry alone is serving as many as 300 families and report an increase in the number of children being served.
The same can be said for any of the following food pantries. Send donations to:
Belpre Area Ministries, 2310 Washington Blvd., Belpre 45714.
Beverly-Waterford Food Pantry, P.O. Box 7, Beverly 45715.
Community Food Pantry of Marietta, 318 Front St., Marietta 45750.
L.A.M.B. Pantry c/o Judy Gilham, 305 Fourth St., Lowell 45744.
Lower Salem Food Pantry, P.O. Box 41, Lower Salem 45745.
Marietta Church of God Food Pantry c/o Dorothy Dunn, 610 N. Seventh St., Marietta 45750
New Matamoras Food Pantry, P.O. Box 512, New Matamoras 45767.
Newport Food Pantry c/o Newport Baptist Church, 235 Green St., Newport 45768.
Western Washington County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 151, Barlow 45712.
Gospel Mission Food Pantry, P.O. Box 6, Marietta 45750
Williamstown Food Pantry c/o Karen Fenton, 129 E. Fifth St., Williamstown 26187.
Wood County Emergency Food Co-op c/o Polly Shepherd, 1502 43rd St., Parkersburg 26104
As demand for food has increased, so has the cost. Food pantries report it's been harder to make their dollars stretch because the cost of food items is on the rise. That's where you can help. Send your donation today.