Wells Fargo helps make a difference for a struggling emergency food outlet in our area, Manna Ministries.
The banking company presented the organization with a fifty seven hundred dollar check to go toward the group's food supply.
Supplies donated by the USDA to Manna Ministries and other food banks have gone down dramatically.
Greg Elliott, Director Manna Ministries explains, "When a product is over produced the USDA buys the excess to control prices in the market. The excess that is purchased is distributed to the food banks."
Not much excess and fewer corporate donations on a national level mean less food and more money spent for Manna Ministries.
Last year Manna seven hundred dollars worth of food each month to keep supplies stocked and right now they are spending about three thousand dollars per month.
Right now the organization helps between seven hundred fifty and one thousand people and that is expected to increase to as many as fourteen hundred people over the winter.
Donations like the one received from Wells Fargo will help along with other new partnerships throughout the Roanoke Valley.
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