Often after the holidays, food pantry shelves go bare and the volunteers struggle to fill them.
A local effort is out to help remedy that.
Putnam County Hospital, along with Horizon Hospice, the Banner Graphic, WREB and local FFA chapters, will be hosting a "Hope for a Super 2012" food and paper product drive on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Surgery Center parking lot at PCH.
Thanks to the help of the local FFAs, the food drive will have a drive-through option to make it even more convenient for donors. Everyone who donates will receive a complimentary cookie and their choice of hot chocolate or coffee.
Types of products sought as donations are non-perishable food items, toilet paper, facial tissue, diapers and paper towels.