Long before the pandemic, hunger has existed in our community.
Food insecurity in the locale touted as the wealthiest county in the United States is a reality. It is estimated that as many as 15,000 to 17,000 of Loudoun residents need additional assistance, most importantly food.
That was before Covid-19, and that number has grown exponentially.
Food banks and pantries have tried to keep pace, but the need has doubled already and is expected to continue to rise as unemployment increases.