United Food Operation (UFO) kicked off its 31st year of winter food distributions this morning. UFO will supply 13 independent food pantries in Kanawha and Putnam counties from January 4 through March 23.
“This year’s food distribution program is dedicated to the hard work of 13 local food pantries partnered with UFO,” said UFO Chairperson Elaine Harris. “Food pantries are the front line in fighting hunger in our communities, and that’s why UFO is dedicated to helping stock food pantries so they can continue to fight hunger in our region,” said Harris.
Harris said additional public support is needed this winter if the pantries are to be able to meet the need. People can volunteer their time or make a donation of food or funds to UFO or to a local food pantry.
“Increasing the number of workplaces participating in collections of money and food could really help our 13 local food pantries this winter,” said Harris.