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Thousands of pounds of food will be donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to local food pantries of inner-city churches and Catholic Charities in Central Virginia.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was at the bishops’ storehouse in Virginia’s capital, Richmond, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, for the announcement.

“We have set aside 40,000 pounds of food commodities to come to these groups, represented here today, through the course of this year,” said Elder Christofferson, who was joined by his wife, Katherine; Elder Allen D. Haynie of the Seventy and his wife, Deborah; and Elder Michael M. Dudley, an Area Seventy.

Those attending the event included Robert Barnette, Virginia NAACP president, and representatives of area churches receiving the donations.

“These donations mean that people will get the nutrition and food they need to sustain them in their lives,” said Barnette.

“[The donation] means a lot,” said Deacon Roger Pegram of the Faith and Hope Temple. “We feed a lot of people during the week.”

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