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Healthy Harvest Food Bank

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Healthy Harvest Food Bank and its 25 partner agencies across six counties served 9,076 people monthly with 641,282 pounds of fresh produce from local farmers. This was a 22 percent increase from last year’s 526,519 pounds.

There were 2,364,408 pounds of food distributed, up 16 percent from last year’s 2,042,067 pounds.

Quick facts about the service area:

Lancaster County has 5 food bank member pantries plus 2 senior program with 120 children served weekly with the Back Pack Program.

Northumberland County has 6 food bank member pantries and served 50 children weekly with the Back Pack Program.

Richmond County has 2 food bank member pantries and served 35 children weekly with the Back Pack Program.

Westmoreland County has 6 food bank member pantries and served 45 children weekly with the Back Pack Program.

Essex County has 3 food bank member pantries and Middlesex County has 1 food bank member pantry plus 1 senior program and 3e mobile pantries. Middlesex served 120 children weekly with the Back Pack Program.

Back Pack Buddies – Because Hunger Doesn’t End on Friday: $1 donation = lunch and snack for a child; $5 donation = 40 lbs of food per family and $10 donation = 6 weekend meals for a child.

The mission of Healthy Harvest Food Bank is to provide healthy nutritious foods for those in need in the communities they serve with a vision to create healthy, self-sufficient and thriving communities. Food is a basic need.

If you would like to help in this mission, consider a gift to Healthy Harvest Food Bank, P. O. Box 736, Warsaw, VA 22572; hhfb.org. Your tax-deductible gift goes directly to feeding those in need locally.