A friend in need is a friend in deed, that’s for sure. Giant Food has proven, once again, what an outstanding friend it is for the Capital Area Food Bank and for the community by providing 4 truckloads of food at a critical moment.
On a morning walk through our distribution center earlier this week, I noticed something that is an uncommon sight here at the Capital Area Food Bank – empty racks. Lots of them.
At most times throughout the year, generous donations from retailers, farmers, food drives, and other members of the community keep our supply of food steady. Due to the timing of a few major summer food drives, however, we were low on food this week. And hunger doesn’t take a vacation.
I reached out to Giant, a longtime supporter of the food bank, to see if they could help us bridge the gap between the summer season and the start of the fall, when we see an uptick in donations. The response was swift and incredible. “We can send four trailers of food. Today, if you can handle them”. Only hours later, the trucks were scheduled for delivery.
Thanks to Giant, the mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents that the food bank serves each day through its network of community partners will get the nutritious food they need.
I am reminded, daily, that partnerships are at the core of our work. Our community partners, our dedicated staff and volunteers, and our generous donors of funds and food are all essential to accomplishing the work of feeding our neighbors.
Our deepest thanks to Giant. It is true: Together we can solve hunger.