PINE BELT (WDAM) –
A new initiative aims to keep local food pantries full all year long.
Organizers said the mission of “Pine Belt Eats” is to bridge the gap between grocery stores and food pantries. The initiative was started by a group with the Leadership Pine Belt Class of 2017, part of the Area Development Partnership.
“When you’re in the store shopping, pick up a can of whatever is on sale or whatever you’re eating and then on your way out, just drop it in the bin,” said Michelle Wilson-Stokes, a member of the class.
Wilson-Stokes said the “buy one, feed one” initiative creates a consumer-driven food supply system. She said the group…