Nichole Hannahs

Collecting Canned Food

by Nichole Hannahs on January 15, 2014 at 8:30 am

Martin Luther King Junior Day is more than just a day to celebrate the civil rights advocate.

For the second year the annual MLK Prayer Breakfast is using the event to help others in our community. They’re encouraging schools, businesses and churches to collect canned good to help feed the hungry.

"They realize that we need assistance and so this canned food and last year we got abundance and we hope do this year," said Treasurer Muskingum County Hunger Network Josephine Gillard.

The food collected will be split between the fifteen food pantries and four hot meal programs in our area.

"With some of the things that’s happening with government on money cutbacks and food stamp cutbacks all of our pantries are seeing more numbers coming in, especially at the end of December and starting here the first of the year," said President Muskingum County Hunger Network Tom Cover.

Food can be brought to the annual prayer breakfast Monday at 9a.m. at North Terrace Church of Christ. Anyone wishing to drop off food prior to Monday can do so at Christ’s Table. They ask that you can ahead make arraignments.