Building a Home for the Food Pantry - Donate Today image

Building a Home for the Food Pantry - Donate Today

Help us as "ONE" Rappahannock family to reach our $25,000 matching grant & our ultimate total goal of $500,000!

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Creating a Home for the Food Pantry - Together

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:

  • buy the current building and renovate
  • rent and modify a different building
  • buy a lot and build to meet our needs

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.