Loudoun Times: Loudoun Hunger Relief opens new grocery market and nonprofit center in Leesburg

After a $3 million capital campaign supported by hundreds of donors, Loudoun Hunger Relief, along with volunteers, nonprofit partners and elected officials, celebrated the grand opening of a new Community Services Center on Sept. 28.

The new center, located on Miller Drive in Leesburg, is an expanded grocery-style food market as well as a space to serve as a nonprofit hub so that staff and volunteers can serve area families and individuals in need.

Loudoun Hunger Relief President and CEO Jennifer Montgomery welcomed a large crowd at the event and thanked the many supporters who helped make their dream a reality.

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and Merritt Construction were lead contributors to the capital campaign along with a partnership with Loudoun County, she said.

Loudoun Hunger Relief serves more than 14,000 Loudoun residents each year – about 650 to 700 families each week – and last year distributed 2.4 million pounds of food, according to Montgomery. Nearly 40% of those served are children and another 10% are senior citizens.

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