HAFB Dine Out Putnam on March 27 to Help Fight Hunger
HURRICANE -- You can enjoy dinner out and help fight hunger by participating in Dine Out Putnam at Fireside Grille between 5 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.
A portion of the proceeds raised during this time will benefit the Huntington Area Food Bank, and its efforts to feed people suffering from hunger in Putnam County, according to a news release from the food bank.
"Did you know that nearly 5,500 people in Putnam County are hungry today and don't know where their next meal will come from? Hunger is a genuine and often silent problem in our community," according to the news release.
Huntington Area Food Bank is a 501(c) 3 charity affiliated with Feeding America, the country's largest hunger relief organization. In Putnam County, they work with five agencies and last year provided 173,460 meals to hungry neighbors in need. The food bank plans to do even more in 2014, according to the release.
On a broader scale, Huntington Area Food Bank serves nearly 200 agencies in 17 West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio counties and has a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator for its sound fiscal management.
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