Generous Donation Fills Food Bank Freezers

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

VERONA, Va -- This week, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is gearing up for the busy holiday season. They have been fighting to make sure their food reserves will continue throughout the next couple months, but they are getting a lot of help thanks to one generous donation.

Right now at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the freezers are empty and that will change on Tuesday when Giant Foods will bring a truck of turkeys to fill them. Workers at the food bank said the timing could not be any better.

It is just one less thing food bank workers have to worry about and now they can focus on where to get the rest of the items they need.

“It's been tougher over the past couple of years to get food donations in. Because it's been a tough economy and a lot of major food manufacturers have scaled back in their giving because they're becoming more efficient,” said Ruth Jones, director of communication for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

The food bank said they have received a lot of produce from Valley farmers. Donations from the public are where they hope to find the rest of what they need.


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