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MFB’s Mobile Food Pantry coming to Holly Gray Park

The Mountaineer Food Bank will host its next Mobile Food Pantry in Braxton County on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. The food distribution will take place at Holly Gray Park from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Mobile Pantries provide food to “food deserts” where food accessibility is limited and/or scarce. Fresh, healthy food tends to have a short shelf life. To make sure food gets to our clients as quickly and fresh as possible, they are transported to selected locations and distributed by Mountaineer Food Bank. Mobile Pantries can provide a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and baked goods to people in need.

Mobile Food Pantry’s are hosted by churches, schools, and community centers. A Mobile Pantry can feed between 100 and 1,000 households.

Mountaineer Food Bank based in  Gassaway, provides food and other household items to emergency food network in 48 counties including programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, Backpack programs, senior programs and mobile pantries.

MFB works with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to distribute USDA commodities in 43 counties in West Virginia, almost 3.5 million pounds annually. The products are generally staple items such as green beans, corn, canned fruit, juices and proteins such as meat or peanut butter.

As a Feeding America food bank, Mountaineer Food Bank is able to bring in donations from across the country by the truckload to distribute into West Virginia. Their partnerships allows them to work with retail stores such as Walmart and Kroger in the local communities to reduce food waste and provide much needed produce and dairy.

Follow the Mountaineer Food Bank webpage at www.mountaineer for the most up to date news and announcements.