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'Round the Mountain Will Sponsor Food Drive

ABINGDON, Va. -- ’Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network (RTM) is pleased to sponsor a food drive to benefit the pantry of Ecumenical Faith in Action.

RTM will accept food donations November 1-15, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Items may be delivered to the RTM offices downstairs in Heartwood, One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, Va., Exit 14, I-81.

Items most needed included the following canned foods: green beans, peas, soups, fruit, and corn. Canned meat and jars of peanut butter are also welcome. Other acceptable items include boxes of macaroni and cheese, rice, and other shelf-stable foods. Please do not bring home-canned items, food in glass jars, and fresh or frozen products.

For more information about the food drive, please contact Neva Bryan, RTM’s education coordinator, at 276-492-2403 or

`Round the Mountain is supported, in part, by the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

`Round the Mountain’s mission is to promote sustainable economic development of the region's communities by assisting local artisans with marketing, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The `Round the Mountain service area includes Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe counties, and the cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford.