When U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin visited Randolph County Wednesday, one of his stops was at Catholic Charities in Elkins. There he praised the efforts of food pantry volunteers and emphasized the importance of sharing with those in need.
Locally, there's an example of giving back to the community slated tonight at the Gandy Dancer Theatre on the Beverly Five-lane. Food for Life 3 begins at 6 p.m. Admission to a concert featuring Johnny Cochran and the Trailblazers is five or more nonperishable food items. The donations will be divided among Tyrand Parish, Beverly Food Pantry and Catholic Charities.
"We need to do whatever is possible to support the community that has been so good to all of us," G'na Stephens, CEO of direct marketing sales for the Gandy Dancer, said.
That statement echoes Manchin's sentiments and it's something we all need to adopt as a way of life.
Local food pantries have seen their needs increase in the last six month. Unfortunately, donations have not kept up with the pace.
Hopefully, tonight's event will bring in some much needed supplies and inspire others to host similar activities that will benefit our neighbors in need.