Feed Our Valley Project kicks off tomorrow
November 16, 2012 by Sarah
The Feed Our Valley project will kick off tomorrow, November 17, and is a collaborative effort between the 21 WFMU radio station and the Mahoning Valley Second Harvest Food Bank in Youngstown. Monetary donations and food donations collected from donors throughout the community will go to assist hundreds of individuals in and around the area by providing emergency food assistance.
The local food bank is depending on the generosity of individuals within the community to help fill a new freezer that was purchased with funds from the money Second Harvest received from the Wal-Mart Facebook Challenge. These funds could only be used towards the purchase of equipment, so Second Harvest is now relying on the community to help fill it up with food for those in the area who need a little assistance.
Organizations and individuals often alert the community about fundraisers, food drives, and other activities through the use of flyer or poster printing. In order to raise awareness about a need within the community, people will typically draw up a flyer, print it, and distributing it throughout the community in the build-up to events like this.
The Second Harvest Food Bank recently had government subsidies cut by 50% and is in need of donations from citizens in and around Youngstown. To donate to the Feed Our Valley Project, non-perishable food items can be dropped off between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm tomorrow at the Super K-Mart located on Route 46 in Niles.