Who Steals Food from Hungry People?

Who steals from the hungry?

Who Steals Food from Hungry People?

That’s a question the Monkey Do Project board has been asking themselves since they heard the news about a West Virginia food pantry being burglarized–an area that was already desperate for help.

On September 2, the Christian Service Center food pantry in Clay County, West Virginia, was emptied of all the food it had in the pantry during an overnight burglary.

“Except for a couple of things in the freezer, they took everything,” owner Freda Auxier told Monkey Do Project on Wednesday.

Auxier was prepared to feed over one hundred people in the next week, but now she can’t.

“We had already been stocking for our Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and now all of that is gone, too.”

“They have little children to feed. They don’t know how to explain to the kids that there’s not gonna be something on the table,” Auxier told WSAZ News.

The Christian Service Center food pantry has been open since 1983. Auxier and her husband run the pantry, relying on the sale from used clothing and furniture to fund the pantry and pay the overhead of running the business. However, Auxier’s husband has been ill, so she’s been doing everything on her own.

“I have no help, no funding and now no food,” Auxier said.

The food bank in Clay, West Virginia has stepped in to help until the food pantry gets back on its feet. Also, area Girl Scouts are hosting a food drive to help fill the food bank again.

So, that leaves the Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets…

Monkey Do Project is Raising Money for Burglarized Food Pantry in West Virginia

Monkey Do Project has committed to providing the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for this food pantry–200 food baskets total for both holidays. If you want to help us fill these food baskets with turkeys and ham and 15-20 other holiday meal “fixins,” click the button below!

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