LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The United Way of Central Virginiacollect 9,000 pounds of food in October!

The original goal was to collect 7,000 pounds…but thanks to 16 local businesses and the communities generosity they were 2,000 pounds above it.

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The United Way of Central Virginia collected 9,000 lbs of food to donate to 12 agencies in the area. They were able to collect all of this food during their October food drive set up at 16 local businesses.

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The United Way of Central Virginia’s goal for their food drive was 7,000 lbs, but they surpassed that by 2,000 lbs! Agencies say they are grateful for all of the food. pic.twitter.com/s9Nxgbbp06

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The donations were distributed to 12 local agencies who all received three full boxes including food, hygiene and paper products.

“These agencies are super important especially this time of year,” said Olivia Beavon, the Director of Marketing at the United Way of Central Virginia, “November is a crucial month for them because they kind of need to restock and revamp their supplies for the coming holidays so it’s a great time of year to contribute.”

If you would still like to donate, you can drop off food at any of the locations listed below:

  • Bedford Christian Ministries
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • Park View Community Mission
  • Rivermont Area Food Pantry
  • Piedmont Community Impact
  • Prospect Food Pantry
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Salvation Army
  • Missionary Food Bank
  • REAP
  • DAWN
  • Lake Christian Ministires

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