Elected officials pitch in at Feeding America Southwest Virginia

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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) Feeding America Southwest Virginia often turns to elected leaders to help fund its operations.

On Friday, the food bank put them to work.

Delegate Sam Rasoul, Roanoke City Council Member Anita Price, and Clifton Forge Mayor Jeff Irvine were just a few of the people who turned out for the event.

They sorted reclaimed grocery items from Kroger Mid-Atlantic stores.

Pamela Marshall is the Vice-Mayor of Clifton Forge.

"We know that children need nutrition to be able to function," Marshall told WDBJ7. "I'm sorry that we live in a place where people are going without food, but the good news is we have this as a source."

Feeding America Southwest Virginia serves 26 counties and 9 cities in our region.