- Published: Thursday, March 25 2021
- Written by Diversity Richmond
“My hands are freezing, but my heart is warm.”
~ James Millner, Recent Food Drive
Cold rainy weather did not deter the Diversity Richmond team from once again providing much needed food to over 500 local families last week. Two drives, one at Sacred Heart Center in Manchester and the second at Greenleigh Mobile Home Park in Chesterfield, supplied fresh vegetables, fruit, milk and frozen meats to appreciative families. Also provided were personal hygiene and feminine care products. We also handed out hundreds of facial masks and coloring books.
During the busy activity at Scared Heart, one woman carrying an infant wrapped in a blanket walked up to the site. She had taken a long bus ride from Hull Street Road to the Center in hopes of taking food back in her arms. We invited her inside the Center to keep warm until a volunteer was located to take her, the baby and a week’s supply of groceries back to her apartment.
That is what our food drives are all about. Most of us have never been hungry, but many people are facing severe food shortages and Diversity Richmond continues to address those hardships. Since late last year, we have assisted over 2,300 families.
As with most any Diversity project, it is a collaboration. Special thanks to Feed More who provided thousands of pounds of food to each drive we have conducted. Also thank you to Diaz Foods, Latinos En Virginia, The Laughing Gull Foundation, Sylvia’s Sisters and Kroger.
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Photo above: Chesterfield County Police were instrumental in making the Greenleigh Mobile Home Park food drive a success. They, along with other volunteers, packed frozen foods, vegetables and other food in bags for distribution. They also directed traffic and welcomed guests as they arrived.
Photos below: A sampling of the volunteers who helped with the food drives. Center is Raul Cantu of Diversity Richmond who has coordinated all our drives. There was a steady line of cars all morning waiting for groceries.