St. Mark's and SAMA also run an emergency assistance program for area residents who may need help with things like utility payments to prevent interruption of service. Call 304-932-9406 for food pantry or emergency assistance information.
Fundraisers like the upcoming Walk Against Hunger/5K Run are necessary to keep programs going, Rogers said.
"So many people are just one paycheck away from losing everything," she said.
Rebecca Rickaby, volunteer coordinator for St. Mark's Jubilee Center, said the upcoming event will help with programs and bring people together for a free day of fun at the fall fair where there will be a gospel sing, inflatables, and free hot dogs and sodas.
"Our goal is to invite the community in to have some fun," she said. "This is an opportunity to bring the children and not worry about the cost."
Donations needed for the fair include hot dog buns, wieners, sodas and paper goods. Bottled water is needed for the race. Businesses donating $100 in cash or products will have their logos printed on race T-shirts.
Email sahungerwal...@gmail.com or look up the event on TriStateRacer.com for more information on participating or becoming a sponsor.
For more information about donating or volunteering, contact Rogers at 304-543-0173 or Rickaby at 304-550-8592.
A volunteer committee meeting will be held 6 p.m. Aug. 29 in the lounge of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 405 B Street in St. Albans.