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Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown Gets Enough Food Donations to Last a Year
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 23, 2013 @ 11:38PM
Created on February 23, 2013 @ 7:30PM

It's happening all across the nation and here in the Mountain State. It's Food Check-Out week, and that means Ronald McDonald Houses everywhere are getting their pantries filled to the brim.

On Saturday, volunteers from the West Virginia Farm Bureau met at a Kroger in Morgantown and went shopping. They bought everything from non-perishable foods to washing detergent. Everything they buy will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown, where supplies should last for about a year.

"This is a huge help for us. We have 16 overnight sleeping rooms, plus we have a day guest services where families that don't qualify for a room can come in and grab a bite to eat and relax. So, we served last year over 1,100 families in the year. So, this is a huge help to us to provide to these families when they need it the most," said Katie Wertz, Marketing Director for RMHC.

There were almost 150 volunteers who spent $2,200 dollars on supplies.

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