Love Outreach Food Pantry Prepares for Annual Mail Carriers Food Drive
ORANGE, Va. (WVIR) - A food pantry in the town of Orange is gearing up for the annual Mail Carriers Food Drive on Saturday. The Love Outreach Food Pantry and the Postal Service in Orange are partnering to meet the needs of the community.
It's a program that has been happening for about 10 years in the town. The Love Outreach Food Pantry has plenty of empty bins ready to serve 200 plus families in Orange.
The pantry said each year it receives about 9,000 pounds of food and that, that event alone sustains them for about two to three months.
“They're very happy with it, very appreciative as they know the food drive is going on and when they come in to get the food afterward that, they are, they're just so happy. They'll certainly be able to get more food than what we can sometimes give you,” said Joann Tolbert, assistant director for the Love Outreach Food Pantry.
Organizers said you can donate food by leaving it at your mailbox or bringing it to the pantry on Saturday. If you forget, you will be able to drop off donations on both Monday and Tuesday, before they're given out on Wednesday.
The food pantry tells NBC29 it needs volunteers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then again from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday night.