Greenbrier County Joint Community Food Drive continues through November 16

By RealWV Staff,

Last month, Greenbrier County’s Republican Club and Democratic Women’s Club – two organizations with extreme differences in their respective political ideologies – came together for the betterment of their community. Now as the holiday season draws near, the culmination of their combined efforts will pay dividends to the many residents of Greenbrier County who could use just a little help.

Food collection began on Nov. 1, and both red and blue volunteers have been hard at work sorting, stacking, bagging, and packing. This week’s open collection will take place at the Marvel Center in Rupert on Wednesday, and Old Stone Fellowship Hall in Lewisburg on Thursday. Donations times for both locations are from 2 – 4 p.m.

Next week, donations will be accepted at the Marvel Center on Monday and Wednesday, and at Old Stone Fellowship Hall on Tuesday and Thursday, All days will again be from 2 – 4 p.m. For those wishing to make a financial contribution to the food drive, monetary donations are always welcome, and can be made via PayPal to, or delivered to a food donation location. All donated funds will be used for the purchase of needed items.

“While all types of non-perishable food are welcome,” says Sarah Umberger, treasurer of the Greenbrier County Democratic Women’s Club, “the greatest needs are toilet paper, cleaning supplies, hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products), canned fruit, condiments, healthy snacks, jelly and jam, and canned meats.” 

To learn more about the food drive, as well as the joint efforts of Greenbrier County’s political rivals, read Stephen Baldwin’s previous reporting here.


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