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Richmond Church Helps Local Needy With ‘Free Market’

By Kyle Horan
VCU InSight

Every Saturday for the past two years, people in need from the community have found relief with Northminster Baptist Church’s Free Market. It provides a free meal, clothes and household items for people that apply.

“We believe that people in poverty need support, physical support and if we can walk beside them, through the journey, then they can walk themselves out of poverty,” Founder Cassie Matthews said.

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Feedmore Manager Outlines Community Efforts

By Phil Karstetter
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. – During an in-studio interview Rick Holzbach, the Central Virginia Foodbank’s Food Resource Manager, spoke about FeedMore, an umbrella organization for the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia, and The Community Kitchen.

The three programs are responsible for providing free food services to three key demographics: children, families and seniors.

Although the food services are open to everyone, Holzbach says the majority of recipients are the working poor who work during the day but because of one reason or another, still can’t make enough to support themselves.

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