Source: First UMC Fox Hill
First United Methodist Church Fox Hill Food Pantry Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Feeding the Hungry grant addresses food insecurity; supports nutrition education
First United Methodist Church Fox Hill (Hampton, Virginia) has received $2000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help nourish neighbors who are dealing with the issue of food insecurity. The Feeding the Hungry grant supports First UMC Fox Hill’s Food Pantry’s efforts to continue to provide food to an ever- increasing number of neighbors who seek assistance. The gift will be used to purchase food for the organization’s monthly distribution on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
The First UMC Food Pantry, a partner agency of the Food Bank of the Virginia Peninsula, continues to use a drive- thru format allowing neighbors to stay in their vehicles. At the same time while the volunteers provide 8-10 nonperishable products, which we try to vary monthly, and multiple pieces
of frozen protein without a requirement of proof of income. Larger households receive additional volumes of both non perishables as well as frozen protein. This outreach mission of the church strives to build relationships with the church’s neighbors, with respect and kindness and providing service with a smile.
We appreciate that the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation values the work our program does in our community and that they are one of the biggest supporters of the Food Bank of the Virginia Peninsula and its partner agencies, said Mary McAnally First United Methodist Church Fox Hill Food Pantry Team Leader.
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves.
Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $18.1 million in grants.