Food Banks Brace for More Demand Following Power Outages

WVIR, NBC29 in Charlottesville is reporting : food banks and churches across central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley are bracing for an increased demand after the prolonged power outages.First Liberty Church volunteers from Buckingham County come to the Charlottesville Emergency Food Bank to collect items to distribute to 37 families who rely on their service. The church is preparing to have more people coming in to replace food that spoiled during the power outages.

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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Hunger happens every day. Because a child is hungry. Because an elderly couple had to get medicine instead of food this week. Because a nice middle class family’s home caught on fire. Because a homeless man needs food. Because it is the right thing to do.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network obtains and efficiently distributes life-giving food to member agencies while developing programs and partnerships to help eliminate hunger.

Because no one should be hungry.  No exceptions.



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July 12, 2012
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