Joshua Morrison/ News Nine pallets of food were boxed up and stored for Food For the Hungry at a garage at Blubaugh’s Body and Frame, Parrott Street, on Monday afternoon. The food collected came from Mount Vernon city schools, as well as St. Vincent de Paul and The Learning Center. The project was coordinated by The Salvation Army, PSI IOTA XI and the Delta Kappa Gamma sororities. Pictured are, from left, Amber Brady, food coordinator for The Salvation Army; Lt. Megan Ashcraft, The Salvation Army; Linda Owens, Delta Kappa Gamma; Lisa Mazzari, Food for the Hungry drive coordinator; Sandra Fithian and Cindi Doolittle of PSI IOTA XI.

 

MOUNT VERNON — Food from Mount Vernon elementary schools was collected Monday as part of Food for the Hungry’s school food drive. The collection is being stored in a building space provided by Blubaugh Body and Frame.

Cindi Doolittle of Psi IOTA XI, coordinating partner for the elementary drive in the city, emphasized how this drive is really “neighbor helping neighbor” within the Knox County community. Psi IOTA XI oversaw collection from the Mount Vernon elementary and middle schools, as well as St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School.

“Thank you so much for supporting this project,” Doolittle added, explaining that the kids really seemed to get into the drive and wanted to donate.

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Chelsea Olms: 740-397-5333 or chelsea@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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