South Charleston's Public Works Department has launched a drive to collect 10,000 cans of food for Heart and Hand, the United Methodist Church's outreach ministry that serves South Charleston.
Residents are urged to hang bags of canned goods and non-perishable food items on their door or front porch. Public Works Department employees will collect the donations each Wednesday on the residents' regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickup day through Nov. 15, said Public Works Director Gerald Burgy.
Also, collection sites have been set up at the South Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Rd.; the city's Public Works Office, 1103 Jefferson Rd.; City Hall, at the corner of 4th Avenue and D Street; at all South Charleston Fire Department locations; at the Police Department on 4th Avenue; and at the South Charleston Public Library on 4th Avenue.
In addition, residents may call the department at 304 744-5532 and city employees will pick up donations at a house or business.
"Please help us to assist the less fortunate friends and neighbors during this holiday season," Burgy said in an open letter to the community.