Piggly Wiggly food drive benefits local pantries

Local Eastman’s Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets are having a food drive, giving area consumers an opportunity to help those in need during the holiday season.

Here’s how the food drive works:

Customers will purchase pre-made bags of groceries available at each Piggly Wiggly store. There are two price points available $5 and $10. The customer will purchase the bag of groceries as they proceed through the checkout area, and then place it in a collection bin at the store. Designated local food pantries will then pick up the bags at local stores, to stock their facilities.

Each store is working with several designated local food pantries. The program, which began recently, has already proven to be a great way for local consumers to join in on a good cause, which directly benefits local citizens.

The Piggly Wiggly Food Drive is planned to continue through Dec. 23. Stop by your local Piggly Wiggly in downtown Gallipolis, the Ohio Valley store in the Spring Valley area, Point Pleasant, Wellston, and Oak Hill for more information on this program.