Lynchburg’s Park View Community Mission receives 40,000-pound donation

The food will create 35,000 meals for more than 5,000 children

LYNCHBURG, Va. – One Lynchburg organization is receiving a major donation to help families in need.

Park View Community Mission got 40,000 pounds of food thanks, in part, to the Buena Vista Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

A truckload of nonperishable goods arrived from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Organizers say they’ll create food bags to send to schools, community centers and apartment complexes this fall.

“We’ll be able to serve over 5,000 children with the number of food items that we have to create these food bags. In each food bag, there are seven meals, so that calculates to 35,000 for these children,” said Julie Farley, director of Park View Community Mission’s Food for Thought program.

The organization served more than 23,000 students this past school year.

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Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.

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