(05/22/2013)
Visions, Vessels, and Victory will be handing out food at the Appcon Lumber building in Glenville on Wednesday, May 22nd. from 3-5 p.m.

There are no applications and no proof of income needed, says Deana J. Burke.

If you need food, please come, bring your own bags or boxes, says Burke. This service is open to Gilmer, Calhoun, Ritchie, and Doddridge Counties.

If you are picking up food for others, you must bring a note from them giving you permission to do so.

This will be a drive through process. Please do not block roadways, stop signs, and driveways.

For more information call 304-462-5323.

Burke is the founder and executive director of Visions Vessels & Victory, a nonprofit food pantry operating out of Appcon Lumber Co. that runs entirely off of donations from the public.

Burke and a number of volunteers, hands out food to hundreds of needy families every month and also delivers boxes of food to the elderly and other people who don't have the means to pick it up on their own.

Burke was once in the same position as the people she now helps.

A divorce in the early 1990's left her a single mother raising two children on a tiny budget, and she suddenly found herself struggling to keep her family fed and clothed.

Burke remains humble about her contributions and the program, "The vision was God's, we are the vessels, but the victory is all his."


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