The phrase many have heard in Craig County is, “we take care of our own.”
The Craig County Department of Social Services recently experienced just that kindness.
DSS Director Pat Franklin had shared that the department has had more people in need of food and personal supplies than usual in the last several months, therefore depleting their pantries.
However, the community heard their plea and answered swiftly.
“Craig County Social Services would like to thank everyone for the enormous community support we have received since the article was published in the paper asking for donations to the community food pantry,” Franklin shared. “It warms my heart to see the pantry full again.”
The department also received $1,425.00 in cash donations that will be used to purchase frozen foods such as hamburger, bologna, slice cheese and bread.
“As soon as the article was run, we started receiving food and hygiene donations from local churches, organizations, and individuals,” Franklin added. “Our pantry is stocked!”
CCDSS serves clients every day.
In October the department served 29 families, and midway through November, it was already at 13 families.
“As a reminder if you need food, please stop by our office Monday through Friday between 9am and 4 p.m.,” she said. “You can call the office at (540) 864-5117.
“We appreciate the support!” Franklin said. “The staff at Social Services sent thank you cards to each of the groups and individuals that has donated to the pantry, but the DSS Board and staff thought the entire community should know how generous people of Craig County have been with their donations.”