Food Bank Preparing for Thanksgiving


VERONA, Va. (WHSV) -- With just two days until Thanksgiving, it's a busy time at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Volunteers are stacking and packing, working to help feed 36,000 people in the Shenandoah Valley.

The food bank's CEO, Michael McKee, said the need goes up this time of year because the cold weather means families have to pay more to heat their homes.

The food bank is well-stocked right now thanks to food drives across the Valley.

Now, the food bank is sending out food to pantries so families will have a Thanksgiving meal to put on the table.

"People are really generous this time of year, so we are getting more food in the door. Our shelves are stocked at the moment, but this food is going to be going out today, tomorrow and next week. In two weeks you'll see different food here because that's how quickly we turn our inventory," said McKee.

It's a need that lasts beyond just the Thanksgiving holiday.

McKee says they can always use more donations of non-perishable food.


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