CHARLESTON (AP) — A food drive is being held to help restock a Clay County pantry where an estimated $2,000 of items meant for hungry families was stolen.
Media outlets report the theft was discovered Tuesday at the Christian Service Center along state Route 16 in Lizemore.
Director Freda Auxier says canned goods were taken from the shelves, and freezers and refrigerators were emptied of turkeys, hamburger, hot dogs, hams and other items.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft.
The Girl Scouts Black Diamond Council is accepting donations for the food drive on Thursday, Friday and Monday at its Charleston office. Donated items will be taken to the food pantry next Tuesday.
Auxier says the center assists up to 250 families each month.