Pulaski County Free Store looking for new location to continue serving those in need

The store left their former location in May and future plans are still up in the air

DUBLIN, Va. – An organization focused on serving the people of the New River Valley is relocating.

The Pulaski County Free Store provides free clothes, household items, non-perishable foods, and refrigerated foods.

“If you need food, we want you to please come. If we have it, we want you to have it. Just because you have nice things doesn’t mean you aren’t struggling behind closed doors and we want to change the stigma on that,” said Board of Director, Heather Short.

The organization has been around for two years in Dublin, but the free store needs a new home.

They left their former location last month and plans for a new location are up in the air.

“The transition period has been a little stressful because we haven’t been very sure where we would land. We knew we would continue the work no matter where we went. We have a lot of people in the community who are working really hard for us to get a new place,” said Short.

Meanwhile, the need for the free store continues to rise.

“This community, there is so much food shortage and scarcity. So being able to fill that gap with what people need is very important to me. Right now, we are very low on food and food donations, so we are trying to build that backup,” said Short.

The store hopes to have an update on a permanent location in the coming weeks.


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