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Project: Feed Our Valley is starting 6th year



Published: Sat, November 10, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

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From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Super Kmart in the Eastwood Mall complex, 21 WFMJ Today on-air personalities are collecting food for the sixth annual Feed Our Valley campaign. The food drive will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.

Each item collected will be matched with a $1 donation from The Cafaro Foundation up to $10,000.

Project: Feed Our Valley is an effort to educate people about hunger in the community and a “call to action” to raise donations of food and money in order to feed the hungry in the Mahoning Valley, according to organizers.

Since its inception six years ago, Project: Feed Our Valley has collected $289,090 and 329,943 pounds of food to help feed hungry people in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. For information on Project: Feed Our Valley, visit www.wfmj.com.

Second Harvest distributes food to 153 hunger-relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties such as church pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs. For information, visit the website www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.


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