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MFB announces dates for local Mobile Food Pantries

The Mountaineer Food Bank has announced the upcoming 2023 Mobile Food Pantry Dates for Braxton County. All Mobile Food Pantry’s will take place at Holly Gray Park at 401 County Route 15/9, Sutton from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Mobile Food Pantry dates are as follows but can be subject to change: August 15, October 3 and December 5. Please visit the Mountaineer Food Bank website for the most up to date information at https://www.mountaineerf

Mountaineer Food Bank provides food and other household items to over 460 feeding programs in 48 counties in West Virginia. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior programs, Veterans Table programs, mobile pantry programs, school food pantry and backpack programs.

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.

Hosted by churches, schools, and community centers, a Mobile Pantry can feed between 100 and 1,000 households.

As a Feeding America food bank, MFB is able to bring in donations from donors across the country by truckload to distribute into West Virginia. Their partnership 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.

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