Haymarket Regional Food Pantry to Hold Pop-Up-Grocery Event

PWC Board of Supervisors provide funding to support citizens impacted by government shutdown

Via Press Release:

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry will host its first Pop-Up Grocery event in support of the people of Prince William County impacted by the partial government shutdown.  The event is open to anyone with a valid government or federal contractor ID.  Up to 500 people will be able to receive fresh produce, breakfast items, shelf-stable items like pasta and sauce as well as hygiene and household goods – all free of charge.

This event is made possible with funds from the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and generous support from Wegmans and the National Capital Area Food Bank.

What:      Pop-Up Grocery Store

When:     Saturday January 26, 2019, from 12-2 pm

Where:   Gainesville United Methodist Church, 13710 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA  20155

About Prince William County Board of Supervisors

The eight-member Board of County Supervisors is elected by the residents of Prince William County and is the policy-making body for the county government. The Board adopts local laws, sets policies, decides how money will be spent and makes local land use decisions.  The Board of Supervisors acts within the limits set forth by the Virginia General Assembly.  For more information, visit www.pwcgov.org/government/bocs/Pages/BOCS-Landing-Page.aspx

About Wegmans:
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 96-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. For more about Wegman’s Lake Manassas store located in Gainesville, VA, please visit www.wegmans.com/stores/lake-manassas-va.html.

About National Capital Area Food Bank:

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with over 450 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping nearly half a million people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 10% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/

About the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry:
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry (HRFP) is a multi-faith, community-based, all-volunteer organization dedicated to eliminating hunger in Haymarket, Gainesville and the surrounding areas.  To serve our 400+ clients and their families each month, we rely 100% on the generosity of caring individuals, local churches, businesses, and organizations achieve our mission of giving H.O.P.E. by Helping Other People Eat.  For more, visit www.HaymarketFoodPantry.org.

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