Amount Requested: $10,000 for purchase of nutrious food for distribution to our neighbors in need
Mission: To provide nutrious food to families facing food insecurity in the Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro area. As a result we operate the largest food pantry in the Shenandoah Valley.
Constituents Served: Families qualify for support if their income is at or below the poverty level. Since we receive and distribute USDA foods, we follow the USDA guidelines for qualifying income levels. We provide assistance to an average of 4,748 people per month. 10.5% of the people served were over 65 while 36% were 18 or younger. During 2015 we provided 3,126,770 meals.
Program Overview: The Verona Community Food Pantry (VCFP) is an all volunteer, independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in Verona at the Augusta County Government Center. We have served the greater Staunton area for twenty-seven years. Each family unit may pick-up food once per month. We are open four days a week including one evening.
Current Operating Budget: $160,050