BRAFB receives record setting donation

blue ridge area food bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank received a record donation today through a partnership between Perdue Farms and Feeding America.

A ceremony was held at 10 am this morning at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank headquarters in Verona to announce the donation of 80,000 pounds of frozen chicken breasts to the food bank and their partner agencies throughout the region.

During the donation, the organization highlighted the heightened need for food, especially in a Leap Year.

The food bank reports that 1 in 12 people, including 1 in 12 children, in the Blue Ridge area experience hunger and on a Leap Year, that creates another day families will need to put food on the table.

Across the country, Perdue Farms and Feeding America are donating over 70 tractor trailer loads of No Antibiotics Ever chicken totaling over 3.3 million pounds or roughly 2.75 million servings.

This is Blue Ridge Area Food Banks second large donation over the past month.

In February, the food bank received a donation of 30,000 meals from Food Lion’s Score to Give More program during James Madison University’s basketball games.

All season long, Food Lion donated 100 meals for each free throw made by the Dukes.

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