Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Bunker Hill Food Pantry has served residents since 1987


Kris Gresham (left), co-owner of New Sage House in Bunker Hill, presented a donation of $300 to Dodie Brewer, Bunker Hill Food Pantry treasurer. The funds for the food pantry were raised at the first block party held by New Sage House.

The Bunker Hill Food Pantry located at 501 East Warren St., began operation in 1987 after founder Margaret Gerdt, successfully opened it. Lester Lawton, who took over managing the Pantry later said of her, "It was hard work for her. She had to go begging for money and for people to help, but she got the job done, and we wouldn't be here today without the work she did back then."

The pantry offers a variety of food items from milk, meat, canned goods, cereals and cake mixes. They are open Wednesdays from 8 to 11 a.m.

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