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Not just canned goods, Rockbridge food pantry asking for children's books

They go through about 1,000 children's books a year

LEXINGTON, Va. – A Rockbridge County food pantry is asking for donations of children's books.

The books are offered for free when children come through the food pantry, but the Rockbridge Area Relief Association is running low.

A request for donations was put out on Facebook on Monday, and books have since been donated, but the organization says more are still needed.

"Anything that’s lightly loved, still in good condition," program manager Lindsey Perez said. "We had a wonderful volunteer build these shelves, so we’re able to feature them now. Our volunteers love being able to give the books out to the children as they come through.”

The pantry goes through about 1,000 children’s books a year.

Books can be dropped off any time the pantry is open.


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