“Sorry to be missing on these [zoom] check-ins. Email is still best for me. I'm taking the liberty of sharing a post today from a member of the Loudoun County Community Connect Facebook Group, re: an update on the Western Loudoun Food Pantry in these times of need.”
“Rev. Krista Vingelis offers an update from The Western Loudoun Food Pantry at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lovettsville
“A big thanks to the Lovettsville community for your ongoing support of The Western Loudoun Food Pantry. Because of your generous love of neighbor, we are glad to report that not only have we been able to keep up with the current increased demand, but we have also been able to provide much needed food to other local pantries also experiencing higher demands - including the Brunswick Beacon food service.
“At this time, we continue to need regular refills of our major fast-movers such as spaghettios/ravioli, hamburger helper, and canned fruit (especially peaches).
“And, of course, we will soon need supplies of that "paper gold," toilet paper.
The following specialty items are also in high demand:
• Cereals -- chex mix, fruit loops, coco-puffs and Cheerios
• Baking goods -- sugar/cooking oil/flour (1lb or equivalent size), cake mixes.
• Jelly - mostly grape
• Dried beans -- black, navy, garbanzo, etc.
• Condiments -- ketchup, mayo (small sizes)
“We are grateful to still have a good supply of staples such as mac and cheese, ramen, green beans, other canned beans, and corn. We will continue to collaborate with other local pantries and share overages as and where most needed.”
Deborah concluded, “I know we gave our contribution to Interfaith Relief (under its new name) at Christmas. I just wanted to update everyone on the issues a bit closer to home.”
Thank you Deborah for your update.