The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will have the official public unveiling of their new 53’ trailer, sponsored by Food Lion, on Thursday November 10, at 12 p.m. at the Food Bank’s Verona warehouse in Augusta County.
This past year, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and partners distributed almost 25 million pounds of food to children, seniors, and families facing food insecurity in Western and Central Virginia.
Efficiently distributing millions of pounds of fresh produce and other nutritious food throughout 25 counties is a critical role of a regional food bank, requiring a fleet of vehicles to cover approximately 234,000 miles last year.
“We are happy to recognize Food Lion for their ongoing partnership with the Food Bank. Their sponsorship of this brand-new trailer for the next 3 years means we have their support to transport food throughout the region, which helps us better serve our communities,” said Michael McKee, CEO of the Food Bank.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in Western and Central Virginia.
The Food Bank serves an average of 109,500 people per month across 25 counties and eight cities through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester, and Verona.
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