Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) Hunger Resource Center in Manassas is getting a big donation from Wegmans.
According to a release, Wegmans will be donating 17,397 pounds of non-perishable food to NVFS to help provide emergency food assistance to area families.
“Feeding the hungry is a giving priority at Wegmans, and this delivery goes hand in hand with our
commitment to make a difference in every community we serve. As Wegmans celebrates 100 years in business, our longstanding partnership with the Hunger Resource Center is an important point of local pride,” stated Wegmans’ Manassas Store Manager Paul Butterer in a release.
There are currently more than 32,000 individuals in need of food assistance in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park, according to a release.
Wegmans’ donation will include 20 pallets of canned soup, vegetables, fruit, peanut butter, tuna, cereal, and juice, according to a release.
“This donation will help us keep the shelves stocked during the summer months, when demand is particularly high. This increase in demand is due to the fact that parents now must provide three meals per day for their children, who no longer have access to free or reduced school meals,” stated NVFS’ Director of Anti-Hunger Programs Pam Ryan in a release.
In addition to dispersing the generous donations from Wegmans, NVFS’ anti-hunger program staff are raising awareness in the local school districts about the Hunger Resource Center’s ‘Summer Meals Program’, stated a release.
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