Thursday, February 26, 2015

Food Bank Receives Grant


The Food Bank of Wise County will receive a grant from Walmart to help in their efforts to replace food lost during this past weekend's storm.

According to a Walmart news release, the food bank will receive a $25,000 grant, after its storage building in Norton collapsed due to heavy snow and winter weather, causing $25-30,000 worth of food to perish.

According to the release, the food bank serves close to 500 families in the area and offers a variety of food and distribution to those who are at risk of hunger.

David Reed, Walmart Supercenter manager in Norton, added that “Wise County and the surrounding areas have experienced a particularly rough winter and the Food Bank has served as a place to help a large number of families.