The Bread for Life community food pantry has received a $4,500 grant from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation that will be used to provide milk to more than 275 families in Gloucester every month.
Bob Quinzel, executive director of the food pantry on the grounds of the Church of St. Therese, said Food Lion has been a partner for the past four years through the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank's "Neighbor to Neighbor" program.
As much as 4,000 lbs. of food are donated every month.
"We can now continue the milk distribution program that we originally started with Food Lion's help in 2011," Quinzel said.
The number of families visiting food pantries continues to grow in Gloucester and throughout Hampton Roads, Quinzel said. The Bread for Life food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.
For information call 804-694-9366 or go online to www.bflpantry.com.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun