Schools help food pantries

| November 14, 2013

COSHOCTON – Nearly 2,000 nonperishable food items were collected by area students at the River View vs Coshocton varsity football game earlier this month.

The canned food drive was led by Coshocton High School’s Key Club and River View High School’s Letterman’s Club. River View won the competition, but the real victors are God’s Eternal Love Fellowship food pantry in Nellie and The Salvation Army in Coshocton.

“This donation couldn’t have come at a better time because we are low on canned goods right now,” said Sharon Kirch, who runs the pantry with her husband John.

River View donated its collection of food to the pantry in Nellie and Coshocton’s went to The Salvation Army.

“We really appreciate this and I think it teaches the children something too,” Sharon said.

Major Steven Pearl from The Salvation Army also welcomed Coshocton’s donation.

“This is very much needed and is going extremely fast,” he said. “It will be gone in no time. The need is absolutely there.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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