After seeing the devastation Hurricane Sandy imposed on the east coast, local resident Shelby Hunter had an idea.
She wanted to help.
Hunter began the process of putting together her own organization, which would send non-perishable food items to those in need.
But after discussion with several area organizations, Hunter changed her mind.
Now, she wants to help those in need in Clay County.
Hunter, 19, created Operation Feed Clay County, a non-profit organization, which will donate monetary and non-perishable food items to the Clay County residents who need it the most.
Currently, Hunter said she has set up donation boxes at three different locations, including Brazilian Lanes, Page's and the Ink Spot.
"All donations are welcome," Hunter said. "We have a goal of collecting 10,000 non-perishable food items by Christmas."
Hunter added she plans to conduct a fundraiser at a later date.
For more information regarding the organization, call Hunter at 812-821-0151.