The Times West Virginian

December 2, 2012

Local food pantries busier

Part of collective effort to fight hunger

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Hunger is a worldwide issue that affects people from all walks of life.

Tackling the issue has to be a collective effort, and many agencies within Marion County are doing their part to provide services within the local community.

“I think that if folks help out in their own communities, we can see a tremendous change,” Shelia Skidmore, director of the Soup Opera in Fairmont, said. “I think then there wouldn’t be anyone going hungry.” 

Despite generosity and support from individuals, organizations and churches within the community, local food pantries say that the number of people within the area who are in need of their services continues to rise.

“It seems like theres a lot of need, even more than last year,” Bruce Roberts, president of the Fairmont-Marion County Food Pantry, said.

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