Tomblin provides progress report on relief efforts
July 4, 2012 ·
Food pantries are being restocked. On Tuesday, Gov. Tomblin and his wife Joanne held a food drive in front of the state capitol in Charleston. Donors lined up early to donate a bag of food or a whole trunk load. That’s where we caught up with the governor for a progress report on relief efforts.
The non-perishable food will be donated to the Mountaineer
and Huntington Food Banks which will be distributed to local food pantries in
50 of the state’s 55 counties.
The food drive continues on Kanawha
Boulevard at the state capitol on July 4th. Needed items include: Canned fruits
Canned meats (chicken, tuna,
Canned soups (with pop tops)
Cream of wheat
addition, Volunteer West Virginia is accepting monetary donations to further
support the food drive. Monetary contributions should be written out and
addressed to: Volunteer West Virginia Food Drive and sent to 710 Central Avenue in Charleston, 25302.
The governor has made 25
thousand dollars available from his contingency fund for the food bank. In addition, American Electric Power has
donated ten thousand dollars, First Energy five thousand and other local
businesses and organizations have also donated food, water and cash.