Saturday, postal customers will be asked to donate non-perishable food items for the National Association of Letter Carriers' food drive.
Friday morning, employees of Mountain State Blue Cross-Blue Shield got in on the act, donating their own items to the drive.
Between Mountain State's three West Virginia offices, 3,000 pounds of goods were turned over to local mail carriers.
"It's not just our Parkersburg office, but we also have a Charleston office and a Wheeling office," says Linda Wigal, Director of Major Accounts for Mountain State Blue Cross-Blue Shield. "They have been working in conjunction with their local post offices to collect food. With Mountain State having 900 employees, it's collected a lot of food for this worthy cause."
The food collected from Mountain State Blue Cross-Blue Shield employees is to be donated to West Virginia food banks and pantries.