By BRENDAN KIRBY
Washington County residents have rushed to fill the Food Resources Inc. cupboard.
A week after word that a holiday food drive was running far behind projections, gifts of cash and food have flooded the nonprofit food bank that sponsors the drive.
Jim Mobley, executive director of Food Resources, said he has received 11,000 pounds of food in the past week, bringing the total collected to 23,500 pounds.
That is still short of the minimum goal of 30,000 pounds, but Mobley said it ensures that the dozens of food pantries and charities the food bank serves throughout the Tri-State area will receive food bags.