Calling all volunteers: Franklin County food banks in jeopardy without more volunteers
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. Two local food banks could have to start shutting down if they don't get more volunteers soon. Heavenly Manna in Rocky Mount has had to rely on the same small group of volunteers since March. Without more volunteers, the food bank may have to periodically cancel its weekly distribution events because the volunteers could be too tired to work. His Cupboard in Boones Mill may have to start shutting down soon because there may not be enough volunteers to help run it at times. Heavenly Manna Director Frances Davis said shutting down would be a huge blow to the food bank and the hundreds of people it serves each month.
Local woman caring for 5 grandchildren gets unexpected help from 10 News viewer
BOONES MILL, Va. – The southwest Virginia community is full of wonderful caring people, and this story proves that. This summer, 10 News featured His Cupboard in Boones Mill, a small town effort to give food and clothing to hundreds of local families in need. Faye Meador, a retired woman on a fixed income who’s responsible for raising her five grandchildren, was featured in that story. “I don’t know if I could make it without them being there," said Meador. It’s an act of kindness from a stranger, that touched her family and His Cupboard volunteers.
Food, clothing pantry helps more than 200 families in first days of opening
"We turn no one away," said director of His Cupboard Denise Stott. Through the help of Boones Mill churches and community donations, the Stotts have organized the clothing and food pantry in a building located behind the Boones Mill train depot. There, those in need- need only ask. We are helping families that are just falling in between the cracks," Denise Stott said. We have served over 207 families already," Denise Stott said.