‘The Face Of The Hungry’

Report: 18.5 Percent ‘Food Insecure’ In City

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Posted: May 21, 2014

Volunteers at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church’s food pantry, the Annex, unload 6,000 pounds of food from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on Tuesday. According to a new study, about 20 percent of people living in Harrisonburg are at risk of going hungry. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Volunteer Jack Warns of Harrisonburg stacks food at the Annex. The Blue Ridge Food Bank, through its network of pantries, provides food to 120,000 people each month.
Volunteer Steve Jones of Broadway gathers food for a needy family at the Annex, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church’s food pantry, on Tuesday. Statewide, 12.1 percent of the population is “food insecure,” according to a Feeding America report.

HARRISONBURG — About one person in five living in Harrisonburg is at risk of going hungry, according to a new study.

Feeding America, a national nonprofit network of food banks, released its...



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