FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA DISTRIBUTED 9,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS FROM OCTOBER FOOD DRIVE

United Way of Central Virginia (UWCV) distributed this year’s October Food Drive donations to the recipient food pantries as well as share food drive results to the public.

LYNCHBURG, VA- Over the course of the past month and a half, UWCV and their staff have been distributing food drive boxes and collecting food to participating businesses in the community. These businesses served as drop off locations and held internal food drives as well. Because of the overwhelming generosity of the community, UWCV was able to surpass their goal of 7,000 pounds of food and raise 9,000 pounds instead. Each of the twelve benefiting agencies received three full boxes that contained food, paper and hygiene products raised by the people of Central Virginia.

The following agencies will benefit from the 2018 October Food Drive:

 

Bedford Christian Ministries

DAWN

Lake 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

 

“I think that the Food Drive really mirrors our campaign message this year which is ‘United We Are Making a Difference.’ Because everyone came together and gave one or two cans here and there, we were able to bring in an abundance of food into our office. A little bit goes a long way and the food drive is proof of that” UWCV’s Director of Marketing & Communications, Olivia Beavon, said.

UWCV is very thankful to all of the businesses that participated in this year’s food drive:

 

American National Bank

BB&T

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Bedford YMCA

Billy Craft Honda

Charley’s Restaurant

Dominion VA Power

Fleet Laboratories

Lynchburg Main Library

Lynchburg Parks & Rec

Thompson Trucking

Lynchburg Water Resources

Bedford CVCC

NB Handy

First Bank & Trust- Forest

Campbell County Government

Lynchburg Wasterwater Treatment Plant

Bank of The James

Lynchburg City Hall

Commscope

Lynchburg Department of Social Services

Hanwha Azdel

Carter Bank & Trust

Davidson Doyle & Hilton

LSC Communications

Coleman Adams

Harmony Day Support

St. Johns Episcopal Church

Walmart Neighborhood Market

 

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About United Way of Central Virginia

United Way of Central Virginia (UWCV) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the compassionate power of our community to help improve the lives of Central Virginians. UWCV supports programs and services that focus on the areas of health, education, income and basic human needs. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycv.org.