New Food Pantry in Bedford

Bedford, VA - A new food pantry will open next week to help more families in Bedford.

Bedford Church of God will open its fellowship hall from 6 to 8 p.m., every Thursday, starting May 1.

There's already a food pantry in Bedford, but it's only open in the morning.

The pastor says they wanted to offer evening hours, after learning Bedford families were driving to a food bank in Lynchburg.

They hope to save those families the added fuel expense.

"We found out there are people who are working, but either they're not getting enough hours, or the pay is just not what it used to be and so that has put a strain on their families," said Pastor David Hinson.

To check eligibility and register call the church at (540)586-8706.

Pastor David Hinson says if you don't get an answer, leave a message.