DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Fire Department has partnered with God’s Storehouse to collect nonperishable food to distribute to customers in Danville and Pittsylvania County amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Danville Fire Department, God’s Storehouse has seen an increased demand for food distributions since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. While the organization usually depends on the “Stamp out Hunger” Postal Service food drive to raise more donations, officials say the event has been postponed this year.
However, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, Danville firefighters will hang a thermometer banner at the department tracking how many pounds of nonperishable food have been collected during this initiative. Fire officials say their goal is to donate 35,000 pounds of food to God’s Storehouse.
“Danville Fire Department is holding a food drive to help support God’s Storehouse and our community during this trying time,” the department wrote on Facebook. “We encourage everyone to donate items to any of our fire stations in the white donation boxes outside the station. We have a goal of 35,000 lbs of food and need your help to reach it!”
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