PARKERSBURG - In an effort to help West Virginians affected by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon Wireless will hold a food drive for the Mountaineer Food Bank during November.
Beginning Nov. 9, the company will be collecting non-perishable food items at the following Verizon Wireless store locations in Parkersburg: 2837 Pike St., Ste. 1, and 2504 Murdoch Ave.
In addition to the food drive, Verizon Wireless will donate $5,000 to Mountaineer Food Bank to help with the anticipated increased demand for food as residents recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a press release states.
"Hurricane Sandy covered many areas of West Virginia with a tremendous amount of snow that has downed trees and power lines. As recovery efforts begin across the state, area food banks expect the demand for food to far exceed the current supplies," said Mark Frazier, president of Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless.
Mountaineer Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that provides emergency food services to 48 counties in West Virginia