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Local bank makes deposit to food pantry

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Louisa County Resource Council Executive Director Donna Isom (front, center) accepts a donations from Wells Fargo employees Carin Boone (left to right), C.J. Buckwalter, June Myers and Monika Bell.

Wells Fargo bank employees in Louisa have provided a welcome boost to the shelves of the Community Cupboard at the Louisa County Resource Council.  This small group of generous people donated 292 pounds of nonperishable food to the Community Cupboard in December, helping to ensure that Louisa County residents in need do not go hungry.

“At Wells Fargo, we are proud to assist the Community Cupboard so that they can continue their vital work as they help meet the critical needs in our community,” Wells Fargo Store Manager June Myers said.  “We believe in doing what’s right for our communities and you could not ask for a better partner here in Louisa.”

The Community Cupboard provides hunger relief to almost 1,000 Louisa County families each month, and the Resource Council’s Emergency Food Pantry helps out another 50 or more families.  These numbers have been rising steadily over the past few years, and the Resource Council continues to look for ways to address the growing need.  Food drives sponsored by businesses like Wells Fargo are important components of the solution.

“People may not realize that our partnerships with businesses are vital to the success of our programs,” Community Cupboard Executive Director Donna Isom said. “The generosity of the folks at Wells Fargo will have a direct impact on the lives of many appreciative Louisa County residents.”