Feeding Southwest Virginia partners with Convoy of Hope for food relief in Clifton Forge

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – On Friday morning, the Convoy of Hope will deliver over $23,000 lbs. of meat to the Immanuel Baptist Church on Douthat Road in Clifton Forge.

Feeding Southwest Virginia is partnering with Convoy of Hope to provide fresh produce through 700 Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) boxes as well.

Immanuel Baptist Church will act as a holding facility as Feeding America has designated Clifton Forge as a high need area that allows Feeding Southwest Virginia to utilize the CFAP boxes for this partnership.

Churches participating in the program include:

  • First Assembly of God in Clifton Forge
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • First Baptist of Clifton Forge
  • Main Street Baptist Church
  • First Church of God in Christ
  • Living Stones Ministries
  • Iron Gate Baptist Church
  • Iron Gate Community Pentecostal
  • Teen Challenge
  • Loving Life Fellowship
  • Lone Star Advent Christian Church
  • Oak Hill Bible Church
  • Covington Bible Church
  • Central Advent Christian Church
  • Oak Grove Advent Church

“We are grateful to share in the work of Convoy for Hope in order to provide fresh produce and meat to Clifton Forge. Working together will provide the biggest benefit for the area. We appreciate the hard work of all the participating churches for distributing the food to those facing food insecurity.”

Pamela Irvine, President & CEO of Feeding Southwest Virginia

Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 130 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope who works through churches, businesses, government agencies, and other nonprofits to provide help to those in need.

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