The holidays are over, it's a new year and now the food banks' cupboards are getting bare.
January is the time when donations are typically down at local food pantries and organizations scramble to stock up.
Lisa Weaver, program specialist with the Children's Home Society of West Virginia Mid-Town Family Resource Center, says people really need extra help, especially in these bitter cold temperatures.
"Things that we like to get the most that seems helpful to families is kid friendly food, like the macaroni and cheeses... cans of soup, things that they can fix quickly, things that are non-perishable," Weaver says. "Cereal, dry milk is one thing that's really helpful when families run out of milk and can't get to the store."
She says they always need donations of hats, scarves, gloves and winter coats.
They usually keep things for children but in this weather, they'll also accept things for adults.
If you'd like to donate food or clothing, drop it off at the Resource Center, 1717 St. Mary's Ave. in Parkersburg.
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