BLACKSBURG – The Walmart Community Grants Team and the Christiansburg Walmart has again awarded a $1000 grant to the Warm Hearth Foundation for the Micah’s Program at Warm Hearth Village (WHV).
The program provides fresh produce, gardens to grow and tend, shelf-stable food, personal care supplies, pet food and more to village seniors who meet Federal low-income guidelines who then shop at no cost at Micah’s Pantry. Facility #1292 is thrilled to support the Foundation’s work in the community and strives to provide local impact through grant funding.
Resident Gi Conger said the pantry makes a big difference for those who don’t have cars. “We can’t always get to the store when we need something,” she said. “The pantry has more than food. We can also get paper towels, toilet tissue, and personal items,” she added. Gi also donates fresh produce she grows in her garden spot at the Village back to the pantry for other residents to enjoy. It’s a real community effort.
“Micah’s Pantry serves 120 seniors each month. This program is a vital service to our seniors living on social security income alone, said Karen Nelson, Associate Director of Development. She went on to say, “Thanks to our supporters we have provided more than $175,000 in assistance to our residents this past year allowing them to stretch limited dollars farther each month.”
If you would like to donate to Micah’s Pantry, please contact Karen Nelson, Associate Director of Development, at (540) 443-3406.
Submitted by Warm Hearth Village