This year’s food drive, Winter Harvest 2012, is dedicated to the memory of Donald “Windy” Withrow. Back in 1981 Withrow was a co-founder of the United Food Operation and was a tireless volunteer through the years.
A long-time Saint Albans resident, Withrow passed away on December 9, 2011 at age 72. He will be greatly missed by the entire United Food Operation extended family.
When he helped start United Food Operation, Withrow worked at FMC in South Charleston and was a member of United Steelworkers Local 12625. Then FMC plant manager E.W. “Woody” Wayland provided Withrow the time to help coordinate the budding UFO organization as part of the plant’s support for the organization. Withrow then spent many, many more hours of his own time working on UFO projects over the next decades.