Veterans group looking for volunteers to help with drive-thru food giveaway at Covelli Centre

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The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission is looking for military veteran and non-veteran volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission is looking for volunteers to help with its next food distribution.

The group wants military veteran and non-veteran volunteers to help pass out food during the drive-thru giveaway at the Covelli Centre Saturday. Veterans are asked to wear something that signifies military affiliation.

A similar food drive was held last month and about 150 volunteers showed up to help. Organizers are hoping to see an even larger turn-out this time.

“We’re fortunate that the Youngstown State University football team is gonna be supporting us. We have some Marines coming from the Youngstown Air Reserve Base, and we’re looking to just have really anybody from the community that wants to help their fellow man, pass out some food,” said Brian Kennedy, of the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission.

Last month’s giveaway provided food to about 6,000 families in the area. Kennedy said even more could come out this weekend.

If you want to volunteer, call or text Leo Connelly at 330-261-5975.

Please wear a mask and arrive at the Covelli Centre (229 E. Front St., Youngstown) no later than 9 a.m. Social distancing will be maintained.

The food distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s partially paid for through the CARES Act, provided by the U.S. government to Mahoning County.

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