City of Refuge Pulaski will receive 48,000 lbs of Food from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
City of Refuge Pulaski will receive 48,000 pounds of food from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is the 1st donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to COR and it’s largest donation to date.
The donated items include canned beans, soups, pasta, and other non-perishable products. This donation will assist the City of Refuge Pulaski Food Bank due to the increased number of food insecure people in our community due to food shortage and increasing food cost. A donation of this size is equivalent to approximately 35,000 meals to those in need.
“This donation is particularly timely,” said Joe Blankenship, director of City of Refuge Pulaski. “We are nearing crisis-shortages of food to help feed the local county’s food insecure who are unable to adequately feed their families. No one deserves to be hungry. We are very grateful for this large scale donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Jill Hellstrom and the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints initiated this donation, in which we are particularly thankful.”
Joe Blankenship started a non-profit called the Rock Youth Center in 2006, which focused on the youth of Pulaski County and in 2019 the non-profit name was changed to City of Refuge Pulaski, which is an affiliate of City of Refuge Atlanta under the founder Bruce Deel. City of Refuge Pulaski’s mission is to Bring Light, Hope and Transformation to Pulaski County. COR served over 15,500 individuals and over 6,500 families in 2022.
City of refuge Pulaski is a faith based organization that helps individuals and families transition out of crisis. We are located at 2:49 Dora highway Pulaski, Virginia.