Co-op’s food drive supports more than 600 local families

Roanoke Electric Co-op employees collected 1,700 pounds of non-perishable food items to  benefit community members devastated by Hurricane Isaias.

In the second annual canned food drive competition, the co-op donated the items to the Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Windsor, 500 pounds more than last year.

“I am proud of how we all pulled together to help those in need,” said Patrice Jordan, the co-op’s coordinator of community relations and engagement . “It’s such a blessing to help those in need during this season.”

In late November, volunteers from Good Shepherd Food Pantry picked up the collected items, which included canned goods and packages of rice, pasta and dried beans. Debbie Freeman, the panty’s program director, said “We were able to serve over 675 families, thanks to the co-op’s generous donation.”