Local church delivers 80,000 pounds of food to area food banks

From right: Trish McNeal and Jennifer Montgomery from Loudoun Hunger Relief stand with Melaney Tagg, Dallon Cheney and Carol and Keith Jenkins, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in front of the shipment of butter and cheese from the church.

Area food banks received nearly 80,000 pounds of food, including butter, cheese and non-perishables from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Salt Lake City warehouse on Dec. 10.

“This food will help many local families who are struggling right now,” said Jennifer Montgomery, Loudoun Hunger Relief’s executive director, in a prepared statement. “We are so grateful to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their support.”

Half of the shipment was delivered to Loudoun Hunger Relief in Leesburg and the other half will be delivered to food pantries in Sterling.

“At a time when so many individuals and families are experiencing unusually difficult economic times due to the pandemic, we are especially grateful to share with those in need,” said Dallon Cheney, bishop of the Leesburg Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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