MOUNDSVILLE W.Va. (WTRF) Many people feel grateful Thursday afternoon, thanks to the Mountaineer Food Banks Mobile Pantry.
The Marshall County Family Resource Network has partnered with the Mountaineer Food Bank and the City of Moundsville for their latest mobile pantry of 2021.
On Thursday, volunteers stocked the vehicles of residents of Marshall County with fresh produce, canned goods, protein and just about anything they need. Food boxes are free and there is no income limit.
In September alone, the Mobile Pantry served 211 households and 622 people with a box of food.
Stacie Dei is the director of the Marshall County Family Resource Network. She says there is a need for food aid in Marshall County and the drive-thru is helping a lot of these people.
The big part of this distribution and all the mobile distribution of Mountaineer Food Bank is that there are all these fresh items. There are vegetables, chicken and milk. These are mostly items that a panty cannot wear much. So for us to give these things away, it just helps people not to have to include them in their weekly grocery budget.
I think it’s amazing when you do a project and do something in your community and people come in. It means that you are doing something that people need and that people want to see. This is the exciting part. We really feel like we’re helping people and can be there for a little extra support this time around.
Stacie Dei, Director of the Marshall County Family Resource Network
Dei says that many members of the community are volunteering and making this happen. She says that for the last mobile pantry of the year, she is thankful that so many people took advantage of this resource.