Photos by Laura Zick-Mauzy
Despite the snowstorm that presented in Parsons, WV on December 17, the Hinkle House Food Pantry was able to distribute 185 Christmas food baskets.
Deanna Canfield wonderfully organized this massive giveaway as a drive-thru event, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was held across the street from the Hinkle House at the First United Methodist Church side parking area.
Eldon (Buzz) Harper and Bob Phillips drove a truck with a trailer to Philippi, WV, through the snow storm, to pick up a provision of food. Upon returning, the boxes from World Vision were unpacked and the contents supplemented bags of food provided to individual families.
Those that helped with this distribution practiced social distancing and wore masks. Tirelessly working to provide this service to the community were: Gloria Fox, Katherine Pine, Jessie Pine, Frances Harper, Jeanette Crosten, Jane Parsons, Dorthy Carr, Rev. William Brown, Bud Parsons, Bob Phillips, John Cale, Rick Corcoran, Tucker Carr, Marvin Canfield, Eldon Harper, Deanna Canfield and Paul Mauzy.
Jim Propst Grocery, Kingsford Company, Shop & Save, World Vision, local churches and individuals voluntarily provided monetary donations, gifts of food, and gift bags. An anonymous donor helped with the purchase of turkeys and some gift cards.
The need was great, and once again, the wonderful people of Tucker County stepped up to give assistance to those that need it.