The Times West Virginian

February 15, 2013

Generosity makes food drive ‘huge success’

More than $14,000 in addition to seven pallets of donated food

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Marion County showed how big of a heart it has on Valentine’s Day when the thousands of dollars raised throughout the duration of the Times West Virginian’s Gift of Love food drive were used to purchase numerous cases of nonperishable goods to be distributed between 11 food pantries in the area.

“We want to thank them for coming out and making this a huge success,” Times West Virginian publisher Chuck Jessup said of the community’s efforts.

More than $14,000 was raised as of Thursday in addition to seven pallets of donated food.

“We’re still getting checks today,” Jessup said Thursday. “It’s made a huge impact.”

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