Young woman cooking healthy food with lots of vegetables
HARRISONBURG -- Food pantry workers packed boxes with food to give hungry children something to eat through a program called Hope Distributed. Leaders of the program want the boxes to provide families with a few weeks worth of meals.
The boxes will be distributed to nearly 800 children and their families. Each box will weigh close to 30 pounds and has enough food to last several weeks.
Right now, the program only supplies eight schools in Harrisonburg, but Sam Montanez, the director of Hope Distributed, would eventually like to help all needy families in the area.
“We do care. Our organization is called Hope Distributed. When you're down and out, sometimes you lose hope, sometimes you think that nobody cares but we do care. One way we care is through the food that we supply,” said Montanez.
Hope Distributed's warehouse space is very limited. Interchange, a warehouse renting company, donated some space in Pleasant Valley for the program to store and pack food. This allows Hope Distributed to help more families.
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