Community Food Bank: The need continues after the holidays


Pictured (l) to (r): Gloria Harrison, Cindy Lacey, Sharon Ames, Ellsworth Weaver, and Dr. Ethel Canty Bothuel.


Substantial donations are made to the Fauquier Community Food Bank during the holiday season, says Sharon Ames, executive director of the food bank and adjacent thrift store, but they taper off after the holidays and sometimes lag the remainder of the year.


On Tuesday, Fauquier NAACP president Ellsworth Weaver, Gloria Harrison, and Dr. Ethel Canty Bothuel, chair of the Branch's Religious Affairs Committee, presented a $250 check to Ms. Ames and Cindy Lacey, who runs the food bank.


One of the goals of the Religious Affairs Committee in 2022 is “to focus on and facilitate help to food banks and other community-helping organizations during the months of the year when donations tend to be down.”

In a letter to Ms. Ames, Dr. Weaver wrote, “Your efforts are greatly appreciated not only by the people you serve but, as well, by our organization and, we believe, members of this community…We admire your work in the community and your diligent efforts to improve the plight of our neighbors in Fauquier County who need help.”


A donation of $250 equates to a purchase of $1,000 in food.


Contributions to the Fauquier Community Food Bank can be made here.