NVFS Hunger Resource Center to Receive 17,397-Pound Food Donation From Wegmans Food Markets

(Oakton, Va. – March 21, 2016) Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) Hunger Resource Center in Manassas, Va., will be receiving 17,397 pounds of non-perishable food items from Wegmans Food Markets’ Manassas location to help provide emergency food assistance to families facing food insecurity. The donation will include 20 pallets of products such as canned soups, vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, canned tuna, cereal and juice to help support more than 32,000 individuals currently in need of food assistance in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

“This donation will help us keep the shelves stocked during the summer months, when demand is particularly high,” explains Pam Ryan, director of anti-hunger programs for NVFS. “This increase in demand is due to the fact that parents now must provide three meals per day for their children, who no longer have access to free or reduced school meals.”

The anti-hunger programs staff will also be working with all three local school districts — Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas City Public Schools and Manassas Park City Schools — to help increase awareness of, and participation in, the Hunger Resource Center’s Summer Meals programs.

“Feeding the hungry is a giving priority at Wegmans, and this delivery goes hand in hand with our commitment to make a difference in every community we serve,” said Wegmans Manassas Store Manager Paul Butterer. “As Wegmans celebrates 100 years in business, our longstanding partnership with the Hunger Resource Center is an important point of local pride.”

Press are invited to attend the pallet unloading, supported by Butterer and the Wegmans Manassas staff, and learn more about how NVFS’ SERVE campus, including the Hunger Resource Center, is helping to improve the lives of families in the local community.

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: SERVE Campus, 10056 Dean Drive, Manassas, VA 20110


About Northern Virginia Family Service: Northern Virginia Family Service is the largest private, nonprofit human service organization in Northern Virginia. NVFS helps more than 34,000 individuals and their families each year find housing and emergency services; health and mental health services; early childhood education and child placement services; intervention and prevention programs; job training; and legal services. Throughout its history, NVFS has been recognized as an innovator of efficient and comprehensive service methods, while effectively creating sustained financial and social independence for its clients.

About Wegmans Food Markets: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 88-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.