Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Donates More than 37,000 Pounds of Food to Foodbank
Norfolk, VA—October 20, 2022 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated more than 37,000 pounds of food – enough to provide nearly 31,000 meals – to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
“We are so grateful for this incredibly generous donation,” says Foodbank President & CEO Christopher Tan. “The Church’s truck left Salt Lake City two days ago, and it’s two drivers stayed on the road day and night to make this delivery. That kind of commitment is such a blessing.”
This donation is part of the Church’s ongoing mission to fight hunger around the world. “When we serve others, we are serving the Lord,” says Von Brimhall, state president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “We do this because the need is great, and it touches people throughout the community.”
About the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
For 40 years, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has provided over 300 million meals to those in our community who face hunger. Through our programs, facilities, and large network of community partners, we “eliminate hunger” on a daily basis for many. However, we understand that our current work addresses hunger for individuals in the short term. It does not address the root causes which force individuals to return to a food pantry again and again. This understanding has led to the creation of a 3-year strategic plan aimed to move Hampton Roads closer to achieving the mission of eliminating hunger for those we serve—not only for the day, or for the week, but for a lifetime. For up-to-date information on the Foodbank, visit www.foodbankonline.org, Facebook, or Twitter.