The Food Pantry meets a vital need of our community.
The Need: Some 10 percent of all county residents and 16 percent of our children are in poverty. That is the highest rate in the Northern Piedmont. Last year 253 families-totaling 734 individuals- relied on the Food Pantry for their basic sustenance. Many of the Pantry's clients are elderly and over one-third are children.
The Problem: The owner of The Pantry’s current Sperryville location is putting the property on the market. Our lease expires September 1, 2020. This leaves three options to consider:
The Solution: After evaluating all options, we have decided to buy a lot and build in a central location, near the schools and more convenient for clients in Chester Gap and Amissville. The cost difference is negligible. Owning and building to our needs is more cost-effective and allows us to expand our services.
Please help us give the Food Pantry a "FOREVER" home.