LFCC receives a grant for food security for students

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An email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) announced that the school received a $5,000 grant.

The funds will be used to bolster the food pantries at the Middletown and Fauquier Campuses.

According to the email a recent survey shows that one third of community college students suffer from food insecurity.

Over 63 percent those students don’t apply for benefits because they don’t know they are eligible.

The food pantries at any of the LFCC campuses are available to any student regardless of their financial status.

The $5,000 grant will stock the pantries with food and hygiene products for students as well.

To find out more about LFCC’s food panties click here.

The funds were awarded to LFCC through a grant from the chain of checks campaign the Community Foundation of the Shenandoah Valley serves as fiscal agents for chain of checks.

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News Maker Jacob Matz of BRAFB on support of Camping for Hunger

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) of Winchester is one of the organizations supporting Congregational Community Action Projects (C-Caps) and food panties throughout the valley.

We spoke with BRAFB’s Partner Engagement Manager Jacob Matz about the efforts behind feeding the hungry in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Jacob explains the massive effort in trying to help those in need.

Jacob also talks about all the different ways to help with these efforts.

Contributing to such campaigns as Camping for Hunger with donations of any kind helps tremendously.

Click here for information on Camping for Hunger.

Click here for Jacob’s interview.

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