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Healthy Harvest Food Bank announces ‘Seed the Future Campaign’ for new facility

The Guernsey Tingle design of the Healthy Harvest Food Bank will feature a 9,300-square-foot warehouse including 1,900 square feet of cold storage and a 3,000 square foot office space with an educational center while preserving the concept of simply people helping people. The food bank will serve the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland.

Healthy Harvest Food Bank (HHFB) recently launched the public phase of a campaign to raise $2.2 million.  

The “Seed the Future Campaign” will fund a new 9,300 square-foot facility in Warsaw. The food bank serves six counties in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula making a Warsaw location central to their 25 partner pantries as well as their network of farmers who provide access to produce fields for gleaning and harvesting through the food bank’s nationally recognized agricultural program.  

The food bank’s current facility holds 1 million pounds of food but for the past two years they have distributed well over 2 million pounds. The new building will give the organization enough space to serve current recipients and reach those who may still be underserved.  

HHFB distributed 1,747,311 pounds of food in fiscal year 2018 to six local counties and 313,851 pounds of that was sent just to Middlesex County. About 18% of all the local food went to Middlesex.   

Fresh produce is distributed across the state of Virginia, first in the six-county region and then to Richmond, Hampton, Norfolk, the Eastern Shore and the Blue Ridge area.

posted 02.14.2019

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