CAAR raises $20K, helping to provide 80K meals to area residents in need

caarThe Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® has announced its membership has raised over $20,000 during the month of July for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry program.

REALTORS® and affiliates of CAAR raised over $10,000, which was then matched by a $10,000 donation from Virginia Estates.

The MFP program was created to reach some of the Food Bank’s most vulnerable clients—those living in more rural areas with no access to commercial food providers and/or food assistance services. There are 11 MFP sites, where the Food Bank brings a truck full of fresh produce and shelf-stable proteins to be distributed to families in need. Eight of the MFPs are in the Charlottesville area, serving an average of 175 families per distribution.

“I can’t thank the members of CAAR enough,” said Millie Winstead, Director of Development for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “Not only has their online fund drive been the largest we have received to date, but their generous donation will provide food for all eight mobile food pantries in Charlottesville for a month.”

“Our association and its members are integrated in our community, and we are continuously finding ways to help during these hard times,” said CAAR 2020 President Tom Woolfolk. “Knowing our donation is helping to deliver over 80,000 meals to families, children, and seniors, who would otherwise go without, means the absolute world to us.”


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