Vale woman gives back with community cupboard project

Melissa Wilson, Vale, wanted to give back to the community. So she decided to repair and paint an old chest of drawers and stock it with donated food products and other items for residents to take for free. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Melissa Wilson remembers well when her life fell on hard times.

She also recalls that when she needed help, the Vale community stepped up.

Now, Wilson has decided it is her turn to give back – in the form of a “community cupboard.”

About a month ago Wilson decided to refurbish an old chest as a place to hold donated items free for the taking, such as food and cleaning products.

“I put out a notice on my Facebook if anyone had a cabinet. Had a friend call me and I . . .