Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Turns 25

October 15, 2006

Along with Attorney General Bob McDonnell, the group celebrated 25 years of putting food on the tables of those in need with a luncheon at the Omni. Since it's inception, the group has distributed over 120 million pounds of food to residents in and around our area.

"Half the people that are coming to our food pantry, half those 129,000 individuals coming, they have people in their households working. So you can see it's the working poor, it's not the folks just trying to get buy on the system that doesn't exist anymore, Chief Executive Officer Marty White said.

If you know if someone in need, or would like to help donate, you can reach the food bank at 434-296-3663

The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 4657341 -