Way Station runs food pantry drive

COLUMBIANA -- The Way Station, a nonprofit ministry helping those in need, is promoting a donation drive through April 30 to benefit its food pantries in Columbiana, Lisbon and East Liverpool.
In addition, the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation, an anti-hunger organization, will make a donation based on the amount collected in the drive. Feinstein, a philanthropist from Cranston R.I., has given away 1 million annually to anti-hunger agencies throughout the country.
Last year, the Way Station raised more than 5,000 to help feed more than 7,000 people. This year's goal is 8,000 because the number of families seeking assistance has increased.
Donations may be sent to Feed the Hungry, the Way Station, P.O. Box 449, Columbiana, Ohio 44408. Only funds donated this month and marked for the "Feinstein challenge" will count toward this campaign.
The Way Station also will sponsor a brunch at 10 a.m. April 28 at the Upper Room Fellowship, 500 Sponseller Road. Ministry services will be explained. The Way Station began as a youth center in 1988 and has evolved to meet various needs during its history. Services now include supplying food and clothing, job training, help with homeownership and drug and alcohol treatment for teenagers.
Reservations, which are due by Tuesday are being taken at the Way Station, 769 Springfield Road, or by calling (330) 482-5072. Seating is limited.