Albemarle EMC Grants Help Feed the Less Fortunate

The Albemarle Community Trust recently gave two grants to Hertford organizations that help feed the less fortunate. The Albemarle Community Trust (ACT) is funded by members of Hertford-based Albemarle EMC who voluntarily contribute through their power bills.

The Open Door Food Pantry received $1,000, which is in addition to a  $4,000 ACT grant the organization received earlier this year.

Charlie Lacefield, chairman of The Open Door Food Pantry, said that it is becoming more difficult to procure surplus food from supermarkets because the industry’s supply chain is improving.

“That, coupled with the receipt of less government grant monies, has resulted in a reduction of food we are able to distribute to our clients,” Lacefield said.

The First Baptist Missionary Food Pantry received a $5,000 grant.

“Our project will provide emergency food assistance to more than 300 community residents of various age groups,” said Angela Hedgepeth, director of outreach for the church’s food pantry.