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Annual food drive helps to stock the shelves for the Wilderness Food Pantry

From the Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company

On Sunday, November 13th members of Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company concluded their annual food drive to benefit the Wilderness Food Pantry.

This year the food drive added over 1840 pounds of food to the shelves of the Wilderness Food Pantry, located in the Locust Grove Town Center on Route 20, Constitution Highway, and over $1750 to their coffers. All collected funds, and food, were delivered by our volunteers to the staff at the pantry to help
neighbors in need.

“We are grateful to everyone in the community who helped to make the collection successful. This annual event could not happen without our dedicated volunteers and our local partners, Walmart (Facility #5731) and Food Lion (Store #973),” said Retired Fire Chief and Chairman of the Annual Food Drive Dick Ferguson. “In these complicated economic times, we know that we have neighbors in need of assistance and local pantries, such as the Wilderness Food Pantry, continue to see an increase in those enrolling in their program.

“Since 1971 Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company has been a part of the community, ” said Public Information Officer John Farrell. “Chief Cianci and our members are dedicated to helping those in needed, both during emergencies and community events.” This year the food drive raised collected $1750 and over 1840 pounds of food to the shelves of the Wilderness Food Pantry, located in the Locust Grove Town Center on Route 20, Constitution Highway.

There’s still time to donate, visit https://www.lowlions.org/food-pantry for contact information.

The Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company responded to 820 calls for service in 2021 and serves the various residents, commercial businesses, houses of worship and academic institutions located in the Locust Grove, Germanna and Wilderness areas of Eastern Orange County along Route 3 and Route 20.

 

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