Donates to program
On Sept. 3, Janet Ford, left, a representative of the First Christian Church in Weirton, presented 68 jars of peanut butter and 72 jars of jelly to Shannon Farley, physician assistant medical provider at Weirton Elementary who is in charge of the Weekend Backpack program. The congregation of the church contributes to the Feeding America Backpack Program, which has been helping children get nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need to have enough to eat on the weekends. “With all the hardships of COVID-19, this program is especially important for our children today,” Ford noted. Those who would like to support the program can contact Pastor Mark Mayer or Ford at (304) 797-7300 to make a monetary donation or provide jars of peanut butter and jelly in plastic containers.