When severe weather knocked out electricity for several days the weekend of June 30, many local families lost food in their refridgerators and freezers. And many of those families turned to local food pantries to replace the food they lost.
That means our local pantries, now more than ever, are in need of food to restock their shelves. We hope you'll help.
Often, our pleas to help local food pantries come during winter months, but the truth is, the need for food is all year round. In fact, it may be greater during the summer months, when some children are not getting free breakfast and lunch at school like they do during the school year. There are summer feeding programs in place, but they don't reach all areas of the county, and families often don't know they exist.
The food pantries are located throughout the county and are able to reach more families in need.
We want to remind everyone that Sunday's Broughton Ice Cream Social, 2 to 6 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds, will benefit local food pantries, along with the Right Path of Washington County. It's just another way to help the food pantries which help so many of our neighbors and friends.
We hope you'll help, either by attending the ice cream social on Sunday or by donating food to your local pantry. And remember the pantries throughout the year, because the need for food is ever present.