I wrote the other day about a local farmer who donated a ton of eggplant to the Rescue Mission. Well, I received an email from the mission this morning with more good food news. I thought this company, Star Valley Provisions, deserved some recognition on this blog for donating roughly $80,000 worth of meat to the mission. Here are the details from the press release:
“Today, August 9, the Rescue Mission received one of its largest food donations in the 63 year history of the Mission. Star Valley Provisions, a Roanoke foodservice distributor, donated 17 pallets of meat, valued at roughly $80,000.
‘This is the largest donation I’ve ever picked up,’ said Rossie Anders, Food Service Driver for the Rescue Mission. It took four box truck loads to successfully transport the assortment of hot dogs, sausage, ham, chicken, bologna, and turkey, as well as cheeses to the Rescue Mission’s food pantry. ‘They (Star Valley Provisions) were rotating their inventory and said they wanted to donate all the meat to us because they know our need here is so great.’
‘We have been extremely low on meat lately and the lines of hungry people have been longer than usual,’ said Charity King, Food Service Manager at the Rescue Mission. ‘This donation will last us six months. It really is a huge blessing and an answer to prayer.’ “