Grant from Dominion to Help Food Bank Distribute Fresh Fruit, Vegetables
VERONA, Va. (WHSV) - A grant from Dominion Energy is going to help bring fresh fruits and vegetables to people in the Shenandoah Valley dealing with food insecurity.
The $15,000 donation means the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will be able to store and distribute more food that may otherwise go to waste. Dominion volunteers were on hand Wednesday morning in Verona to help sort and package food for distribution.
"If we didn't have this gift from Dominion, we might have to decline some of this additional produce coming in from the USDA because we wouldn't be able to handle it," said CEO of the BRAFB Michael McKee.
The BRAFB regularly accepts food from the USDA, but there has been more available recently due to programs helping farmers affected by the trade disagreements.
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