This past Saturday, August 14th, the Wingnut Anarchist Collective and the Central Virginia Food Bank teamed up again to bring the Mobile Food Pantry to Southern Barton Heights. The Wingnuts had distributed 100 vouchers throughout the neighborhood during the weeks prior. The day of we set up a literature table with fliers for other community events like the Really Really Free Market, Anarchist Black Cross, and Copwatch. Then we set up all of the food. The menu included chicken, applesauce, butter, creamer, romaine lettuce, cantalopes, raisin bran, oatmeal, fresh corn, crackers, pasta, cornbread mix, green beans, manwich, pork and beans, shampoo and more.

We tally the numbers of folks who come out, and how many people they represent in their households. This month we had more people than last month. A total of 123 households were represented, including 197 children, 254 adults, and 60 seniors, for a total of 511 people represented.

This event is a regular event, which the Wingnuts plan to continue as long as the Food Bank will. Next month it will be on Saturday September 11th at 1pm. We hold it at the corner of North and Graham in the parking lot next to the Goal Post which they graciously let us use. Vouchers are available for pickup at the Wingnut. If folks are unable to get to the event that day, we are able to bring some bags to folks who can’t get out of their houses. Also, please bring your own re-usable bags if you can- paper and plastic bags tend to rip because of the weight of all that food.

Anyone who wants to help out is welcome to contact the Wingnut. We can use help with the distribution of food, as well as helping to pickup trash in the parking lot so we can maintain a good relationship with the Goal Post.

As always, call 804 303 5449 or email wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

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