The holiday season is traditionally one of the times of year more donations come into food pantries around the Riverbend, but as is the case with most charities this year, the need continues to climb. In an effort to combat hunger this holiday season, Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons is organizing a canned food drive through his campaign's Facebook page.
He says his campaign supporters are helping to foot the bill, and explains how it works.
Recent government reports show that more than 50 million American families, including 17.2 million children, are living in homes lacking sufficient food. Gibbons says they will be spreading the donations out across the co0unty, and the more "likes" his page gets, the more donations they can make.