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Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Healthy Harvest Food Bank in Warsaw is a major support system for many people in the community. The food bank distributed 316,777 pounds of food valued at $538,521 to those in-need in Northumberland County last year. In this rich agricultural area of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula where productivity plays a large part in providing food for American consumers, one in six children, seniors or working parents don’t have enough food to eat. Statistics show one in every six individuals struggle with food insecurity. All foods distributed throughout the county include 44 percent fresh produce. “Healthy Harvest Food Bank sends out the highest percentage of fresh produce than any other food bank in the state of Virginia,” said Director of Development, Cindy Balderson. “We feel it is our duty to return to families in need the dignity of choice and allow children the normalcy of experiencing fresh fruit and vegetables as part of their diets.” Over 1,787 individuals are helped on a monthly basis from the Healthy Harvest Food Bank. Food pantries in Northumberland County are located at Bethany Baptist Church, Gleamers and Blenders, Melrose United Methodist Church, Mount Olive Baptist Church and Wicomico United Methodist Church. The food bank also has a program called ‘Backpack Buddies.’

For the full article pick up a copy of this weeks Northumberland Echo 8/8/18