10/2/2013 12:30 PM
by Karen Franklin
OAK HILL - With the holiday season quickly approaching, a local organization is asking for your help to make Thanksgiving a brighter time for low-income families.
From now until Nov. 10, the Southern Appalachian Labor School is accepting non-perishable food items like canned goods or box dinners. It's hoping to collect at least 5,000 pounds of food at its three locations in Oak Hill, Beards Fork or the Page-Kincaid area.
SALS told Newswatch they'd like to help hungry people at a time when the future of food stamps is in jeopardy.
"We would like to see a smile on their face," Barbara Painter said. "We would like to know they're not going to bed with an empty stomach, and maybe through it, they can show compassion to others that are in need."
SALS is an organization that serves low-income families. It says it is always accepting donations.