The Charlottesville area Neighbors 4 Neighbors Food Drive benefitting the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank collected more than 6,000 pounds of food in the month of March.
This year, the seventh of the food drive, Albemarle County student Ryleigh Katstra organized the details and 19 local schools as well as several businesses took part.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank covers the city of Charlottesville as well as the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, and Orange. This year's Neighbors 4 Neighbors initiative will allow for almost 5,300 meals to be distributed.
For the second year in a row, Cale Elementary School brought in the most donations while St. Anne's-Belfield brought in the second highest number of donations overall and the highest number of donations for a middle school.
Thanks to Ms. Lyle for coordinating the Learning Village Grades 5 – 8 and Upper School participation, as well as to all who donated and helped make this year's program a success.