"Feed the Need" canned food drive sponsored by the Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors is underway! The two Realtors who are running the "Feed the Need" Campaign are Robert Bittinger and Keith Shaver of Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts Real Estate Office, Lewisburg, WV.
Please Help Those In Need in our community.
The campaign started October 5, 2011 and continues until December 8, 2011 ... collecting canned food for our local food pantrys.
The community is asked to contact your local Realtor or real estate office and donate TODAY. The donations can be dropped off at the Board office or any real estate office; or just call (304) 645-1242 for a pick up of your donation.
Did you know the world's first food bank was the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in Arizona, begun in 1967.
In 1965 John van Hengel while volunteering for a community dining room learned that grocery stores disposed of food that had damaged packaging or was near expiration. He started collecting that food for the dining room but soon had too much for that one program. He thought of creating a central location from which any agency can receive donations. With the help of St. Mary's Basilica, the first food bank was born.
Food banks quickly spread across the United States. By 1976, the precursor to Feeding America was established.
Please remember the holidays are near and
there are families who are in need.
Local events are brought to you as a courtesy by Rebecca Gaujot, Coldwell Banker Stuarts and Watts.
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