FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A group working to feed the community is in need of volunteers.
Jenny Anderson and a few others started West Virginia Food ER to make sure families have enough food to get by. Although it started as a way to meet an ongoing need in local communities, the pandemic has made the service more useful than ever.
The program started as a Facebook group made of nearly 3,000 members. Recently the group launched a new website to better connect those in need to volunteers and resources.
“Even if we can’t get to you for a couple of days, we are there,” said Anderson. “We’re working on finding a volunteer and sending them to other resources they can go to in the meantime.”
Statewide, the group already has 180 volunteers, but Anderson says the Fayette County area is still in desperate need of help.
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