SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – The Shenango Valley is in an ongoing “food fight” for a good cause.

A non-profit group the Lady Scouts started this fight to help out the Community Food Warehouse. They are helping get food drives up and running at multiple businesses in the area.

As of August 12, over 60 businesses are participating.

The warehouse needs help stocking shelves more than ever. The organization has a shortage. Shelves are only filled to 30% capacity.

Community Food Warehouse greatly appreciates the efforts of the Lady Scouts and the community.

“The outpouring haws been really amazing. We are so excited here at the food warehouse to see how this turns out. I know they somehow did the math and figured if each business collected 60 pounds of food, that would equal one ton of food, non-perishable food items collected,” said Sarah Worthington, development manager.

Sarah says food isn’t the only necessity. They also need toiletries and even baby items like formula and diapers.

“The need doesn’t go away just because the holidays are over. The need remains throughout the year, which is why this time of year really is a great time to be collecting. We can help put some food in people’s cupboards before the holidays and as kids go back to school,” Worthington said.

The food fight is going on until September first. It is a friendly competition amongst local businesses, so you can go and donate to your favorite to help them win the bragging rights.

If you want to get in on the action and donate, there are plenty of drop-off locations in the Shenango Valley.

Here are the businesses participating as of August 12:

  • 4:13 Salon
  • Allegheny Consolidated
  • Allie’s Sweet Tooth
  • Allstate Insurance – Gary Ceremuga
  • Banjak Heating/Cooling
  • Barris Supply
  • Ben Bisset Chevy
  • Best Life Boutique
  • Bliss Styling Studio
  • City of Hermitage
  • Cross Home Care
  • Equipment Rental Options
  • Evolve Gym
  • First National Bank (multiple locations)
  • FNB Wealth Management
  • G&J Fencing
  • Gilbert’s Risk Solutions
  • Girl Scouts
  • Good Nature Essentials
  • Guardian Filtration Products
  • Haitian Sensation
  • Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital
  • Hermitage Police Department
  • Hickory VFW
  • Hickory Grille
  • Hill Barth & King
  • Howard Hanna Real Estate
  • It’s All About You Salon
  • IXL Gym
  • Jamestown Paint Co
  • Joanow Legal Group/Counseling
  • Lori Rollinson Salon
  • Mercer Co. BAR Association – Mercer
  • Mercer County Federal Credit Union (3 locations)
  • Minuteman Press – Hermitage
  • Mohr Well Drilling
  • Nancy’s Tavern
  • Open Signs
  • Pelto Property Maintenance
  • Poppy Road Boutique
  • Principal Chiropractic
  • Reynolds Drive-In
  • Reynolds Services, Inc.
  • Salem Tube
  • Shawnee Optical
  • Simply Vintage
  • Smother Brothers
  • St. Paul’s Senior Living Community
  • Synergy Comp
  • The Sharon Herald
  • Touch of Class Salon
  • Webb Winery
  • Whole Life Services