By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: May 18, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.
Over 1,500 pounds of food, nearly $60,000 donated to support area food pantries
DINWIDDIE – To address the emergent need to replenish resources at the County’s four community food pantries, Dinwiddie County launched the Dinwiddie Gives campaign. Through this effort, donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items were solicited from the community. Donors were encouraged to drop-off their donations between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Monetary donations were also accepted.
Deputy County Administrator Tammie Collins, coordinator of the campaign, stated “We are thrilled by the overwhelming generosity of our community. In total, more than 1,650 pounds of food was donated, and $58,000.” Collins continued, “We visited each site during the campaign and they were blown-away by the response.”
Of the monetary donations, $40,000 came from a single donor. Half of this amount was distributed equally among the four pantries, and the other half was designated as seed money to purchase a warehouse that will be accessible to all four pantries for storage of resources.
Matthew Hoverstock, coordinator of the Carson Community Food Pantry, shared “We greatly appreciate this assistance and are always amazed by the way our community answers the call to serve. In Luke 12:48 we are told ‘To whom much is given, much is required’. These donations will bless so many families in our community, and throughout Dinwiddie County, in their time of greatest need.”
Dinwiddie Gives was intended to be a one-day event, but the need is on-going. The County’s four food pantries are grateful for your continued support.
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