The was hit hard after losing power in last month's "derecho" storm, and answered the call for help with a food drive that has raised $3,000 worth of non-perishable items.
"This community is amazing!" wrote LCAC Executive Director Linda Patterson. "I am moved that managers at the store took it upon themselves to respond to our need. I have had volunteers and donors call me and share how much it means to them that the Lorton Valley Giant is helping to feed so many families."
Managers at the Lorton Valley Giant started the food drive with a $3,000 goal, and after reaching it, decided to continue it indefinitely.
"We're happy to help," said Susy Zeballos, one of the store managers. "Our cashiers ask customers if they want to donate, and we make announcements every 10-15 minutes on the loudspeaker. We're also going to start collecting school supplies for LCAC."
The LCAC pantry still needs:
- Healthy snacks for kids (juice boxes, granola bars)
- Macaroni and cheese