DATE/TIME: THURSDAY, December 21st @ 10 am
LOCATION: West Point Christian Church (see map)
United for Food distribution started in December 2013 to address the need for healthy food options for low income families in our community. Through a partnership between United Way of Greater Williamsburg and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank the food distribution occurs on the 3rd Thursday every month at the United Way Community Resource Center. Twenty to thirty volunteers help organize, distribute, load groceries into a shopping cart, and unload the groceries into a vehicle for the clients. The food is donated by the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and a local sponsor is secured to pay for the truck, gas, and driver.
The Williamsburg Health Foundation has been a huge supporter and granted $20,000 to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to bring more fresh produce, dairy, and fruit to the United for Food Williamsburg Distribution. The Williamsburg Health Foundation also gave a grant to United Way of Greater Williamsburg to procure shopping carts which has been a huge help in moving clients quickly through the distribution.
LifePointe Christian Church volunteers will be unloading food from the delivery truck and distributing it to families in need. As these families go through the distribution line 'cart runners' push grocery carts around with clients to “shop” for their groceries and load them into their cars. LifePointe has committed to 15 volunteers for this event and the minimum age to volunteer is 7 years old.
To RSVP for this Outreach Project, click the "RSVP NOW" button. information will be sent directly to you once you have signed up to participate.
Questions? Email Robert Meeker HERE.