Why should I donate to the Northern Neck Food Bank?

Northern Neck Food Bank runs on Community Support!

Don’t make a donation, make an investment!

It is a common practice in Food Banks to say “$1 provides 5 meals” or something to that effect.   At the Northern Neck Food Bank we believe this statement needs to be re-evaluated.  A $1 donation to the Northern Neck Food Bank helps to provide the most nutritious food available to those who need it most.

Here are a few examples:

It supports hundreds of adults and young people who travel to the Northern Neck to help us harvest fresh vegetables from our local farmers for food banks in Central and Southern Virginia.

It supports the efforts of over 300 food pantry volunteers in six counties.

It provides refrigeration for locally grown produce so that we can make sure it stays as fresh as possible.

It increases the chances for a child in our area to live a healthier life, and to make better nutritional choices when they start their own families.

It fuels the trucks that deliver food to 29 pantries in the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland/Colonial Beach, Middlesex and Essex.

It helps us maintain a small effective staff who rallied an unbelievable 1200 volunteers this year from our area and across the country to work with the Northern Neck Food Bank.

It drives the founding principles of this food bank to look beyond how things have always been done, and paves the way for a new vision of how a community can serve its people.

 

Thank you for your generous assistance!

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