Knorr, Feeding America provide lunches from Salem restaurant to local food bank employees to show gratitude for serving community during pandemic

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — As a token of gratitude for the food bank employees working to feed their community amid the coronavirus pandemic, Knorr and Feeding America are partnering up with a Salem restaurant to provide surprise lunches Thursday for local food bank workers.

According to a news release on Thursday, Aug. 27, 94 percent of Feeding America member food banks across the country reported an increase in the number of clients compared to this time last year.

As such, through Unilever’s United for America Initiative, Knorr kicked off a nationwide effort to supply boxed lunches — courtesy of local restaurants facing financial challenges amid the pandemic — to 11,000 employees at 200 Feeding America member food banks over the course of the summer.

“Throughout the summer, Knorr will continue delivering lunches at Feeding America food banks nationwide, with support from neighboring restaurants, as a display of our thanks for the work they are doing in this great time of need,” Thursday’s news release stated.

As the City of Salem starts to reopen, Thursday’s statement says food resources are still facing a growth in demand due to the current level of unemployment. However, in order to thank food bank workers for their service to the community, Knorr and Feeding America made plans to to provide surprise lunches from Macado’s for the Salem distribution center for Feeding Southwest America Thursday morning.

The event was scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, at the Salem distribution center for Feeding Southwest Virginia.

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