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Pickering presents $10K to United Way for Country Roads Food Drive

From left, Stacy DeCicco, executive director of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, and Ryan Taylor, president of Pickering Associates, hold the ceremonial big check for $10,000 raised during last week’s Country Roads Food Drive in West Virginia. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — Pickering Associates has contributed $10,000 to the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley from its participation in a statewide drive to help feed families during the pandemic.

Pickering partnered with the United Way, West Virginia Radio Corporation and Kroger for the Country Roads Food Drive last week.

Ryan Taylor, president of Pickering Associates, presented Stacy DeCicco, executive director of the United Way Alliance, a check for $10,000.

“We have seen first-hand the impact this pandemic has had on the communities of West Virginia. We see the effects on our friends, neighbors and colleagues,” he said. “Supporting the Country Roads Food Drive was one of many ways we are involved with helping our communities in their time of need.”

The Country Roads Food Drive was held last week across West Virginia.

DeCicco said the opportunity to be a part of a statewide effort was extra meaningful.

“It really drives home the point that we are all facing these challenges in our individual communities,” she said. “Coming together with Pickering to create collaborative solutions is always powerful and we are just proud to be a part of it all.”

The statewide event collected 15 tons of food and an additional $53,000 of donations from 18 collection sites throughout the state.

Kroger donated $10,000 in gift cards.

United Ways that participated in food drive were the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, United Way of Harrison County, United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties, United Way of Central West Virginia, United Way of the River Cities, United Way Alliance of Mid-Ohio Valley, United Way of Gilmer, Lewis and Upshur, United Way of Randolph County, United Way of Upper Ohio Valley and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle.

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