Local Businesses Partner to Help the Hungry with “The Build a Meal Project”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 12, 2017

Local Businesses Partner to Help the Hungry with “The Build a Meal Project”

VERONA, VA – This holiday season Lineage Architects (Verona, VA) and Lantz Construction Company (Broadway, VA) are partnering for “The Build a Meal Project” to benefit the Verona Community Food Pantry.  Four additional companies are supporting the project as tree sponsors. Those companies include: Frontier Community Bank, DASCOM Americas, Bradford Staffing, and Charlie Obaugh Auto Group. The Verona Community Food Pantry serves roughly 4,100 residents of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro each month with an all volunteer staff.

On December 14th, the partnership will come together and use food items to build six festive trees decorated for the occasion by each sponsor. The build will take place at the Augusta County Government Center located at 18 Government Center Lane in Verona, Virginia. The display is intended to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity that many in the Shenandoah Valley experience. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the display. There will be a donation box for non-perishable items to benefit the food pantry.

On January 3rd, the display will be disassembled and the items will be donated to the Verona Community Food Pantry. “This is the fourth Build a Meal Project we’ve done to support the Verona Community Food Pantry. By focusing the project on food insecurity, we’re able to address a basic, yet overwhelming need in this area,” says Jonathan Garber, Principal Engineer of Lineage Architects.

Lantz Construction Company’s President & CEO Chris Weaver says of the project: “We’re excited to be a part of our third Build a Meal Project.  It’s great to work together again with past and current clients on a project that benefits the community.”

Candy Hensley, Assistant to the County Administrator, adds “it is an honor for the Government Center to be a part of the community event and to support the Verona Area Food Pantry which is located in the Government Center Complex.”

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off during normal business hours at the Government Center. Monetary donations can be mailed directly to the Verona Community Food Pantry at PO Box 187, Verona, Virginia 24482.

For more information, please contact Ashlee VanArsdale, Office Manager with Lineage Architects at 540.248.3771.