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Our local food banks: Christmas heroes

| Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

During the Christmas season — or anytime of year — no one wants to see anyone go hungry. For the needy, it's an awful feeling knowing that they can't put food on the table for their families.

While most of us will be celebrating the holidays with tables filled with good food, many families in the Fay-West area will be wondering where their next meal will come from.

Credit our local food banks with helping those in need.

Connellsville Area Community Ministries has reported that it is seeing more people come through its doors, seeking help from its food pantry. And the local organization has been lucky. As a result of residents' continued generosity, the organization has been able to meet the needs of those who need help.

It's amazing how just a few canned goods or other nonperishable food items can make a difference for the food banks. Connellsville Area Community Ministries, along with food banks in Fayette and Westmoreland counties, could not do what they do without the assistance they receive from community organizations.

So continue to give what you can. Many organizations have set out food donation boxes. Some Scout troops are conducting food drives. Many schools and churches also are hosting food collections.

If you help, you will feed not only the hungry but also your holiday spirit.

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