Food banks to benefit from collection effort

Northwest Savings Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Lilly Broadcasting are raising donations of food and money from across Warren County to benefit local churches and food banks.

The goal is to collect donations of cash as well as non-perishable food items such as canned and boxed goods as well as frozen turkeys.

Jennie Minich, spokesperson for the event and assistant manager of the downtown Warren office of Northwest Savings Bank, said businesses and residents can drop off their cash and food donations on Liberty Street between Pennsylvania and Second avenues on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Volunteers will be on site and Lilly Broadcasting will broadcast live from location.

Cash and check donations can also be dropped off at any Northwest Savings Bank office in Sheffield, Tidioute, Warren or Youngsville from now until Nov.13.

In Warren County, donations will benefit the First Church of the Nazarene, St. Joseph Food Pantry, Sheffield Area Food Pantry and the Youngsville Ministerium F. P.

“This year, our goal is to raise 12 tons of food, including 1,200 turkeys, as well as $12,000. I’m confident that with Warren area support, we’ll be able to reach this goal and provide food to those in need in our area,” Minich said.

For more information about this year’s food drive, contact Minich at 723-9696 or Michael Boyd, manager of the Warren West Side office of Northwest Savings Bank, at 726-1070.