Our first quarterly meeting of the 100+ Women Who Care in the NRV resulted in $1000.00 for the Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry. Lisa Machi, pictured here, is a member of the 100+ Women Who Care who nominated the organization.
The Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry offers basic food supplies, once a month, to low-income Blacksburg residents or those in emergency situations, including homeless individuals and families.
Currently the Interfaith Food Pantry is able to provide groceries each month valued at approximately $100 to $200 depending on family size and food availability. The Interfaith Food Pantry is currently serving 700 or more individuals each month. Potential recipients are screened for eligibility by New River Community Action in Christiansburg.
We've given enough to feed about 10 families for a month through the Food Pantry. Hopefully you feel good about your contribution. If you aren't currently a member, but are considering it, please join us. We can make long-lasting changes in our community with your help.
While the majority of the Interfaith Food Pantry’s clients work, minimum wage jobs do not always enable recipients to feed their families.
We are thrilled to be able to join together as a local group of women--relatively small group currently--in order to provide such a substantial donation to our local charity. We meet quarterly and pool money together in order to support our local charities. Your help is much needed and appreciated.
Our next meeting is in a couple weeks, Wednesday December 10th at 6 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library.
The groups for our Second Quarterly meeting include the following:
1) Montgomery Emergency Assistance Program
2) Mongomery County Christmas Store
3) Montgomery County Humane Society
4) Save Stadium Woods
Please become a donating member and hopefully each quarter we can continue to grow until we reach $10,000 per quarter. $10,000 is our ultimate goal--Imagine what our local charities can do with $10,000!
We need your support to help us reach this goal. We also look forward to your input regarding nominations too...so imagine giving to YOUR favorite charities along with 100+ other woman.
Members are able to nominate their favorite charity....what organization would you like to donate over $1000 to in our community?
Join Us! We can all make a difference! We aren't stopping until we reach $10,000.00 each quarter. Many other groups have done it, we can do it too!
We are also putting names into a drawing to win a FREE massage from Patsy Jansons. Sign up now and become part of our local NRV group!
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need more information.
Alexa and Beth