Helping the hungry
When the Community Bread Basket in Weirton needs extra help, they usually call upon the local schools for assistance, explained board member, according to Tara Sheperd, program administrator. Students from Hancock County Schools’ Alternative Learning Center did just that on a regular Friday food distribution recently. Sheperd said she was notified by the Hancock County Board of Education that students would be coming to assist with the work. CBB volunteers and program representatives on hand were, first row, from left, Jim O’Brien, Don Eafrati, Betty Trickett, Chuck Utz, Dreyson Anderson and Dylan Cassiadoro, Alternative Learning Center instructor; second row, Terry Cullinan, Camari Howard and Kaylin Brown; and back row, Fran Sullivan, Mike Runkel, Jan Bob Johnson, Carolyn Johnson and Autumn Staszak, Alternative Learning Center instructor. “Help is always needed in one form or another,” Sheperd said. “If anyone would like to give an hour or two to help the less fortunate in Brooke and Hancock counties, they can come in to 3501 West St. or call (304) 748-7595 for information. We are also very short on funds at this time of the year, so any monetary contribution can go a long way to helping Community Bread Basket fulfill our mission,” she added.