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CCC receives truck, freezers

Doris Seal, president of Cumberland Community Cares (CCC) at Delma’s Food Pantry in Cumberland County, announced this week CCC has received two significant donations from Farmville Area Community Emergency Services (FACES) Food Pantry in Farmville.

Seal said FACES President Ellery Sedgwick purchased a truck for CCC in early April. The vehicle will help CCC and its volunteers while picking up, transporting and delivering food to the community.

FACES also made a donation of two commercial freezers to assist the Cumberland pantry, expanding the facility’s capacity to store frozen food products.

“FACES has been a major FeedMore partner the past two years and Ellery has been an invaluable mentor,” Seal said.

She added the truck is already being used for curbside pickup on Fridays at Cumberland Middle School.

“I think so highly of Doris,” Sedgwick said. “The longtime Cumberland Food Pantry folded years ago, and Doris has really picked it up and breathed life into it. She’s a real doer, and she has a very strong food pantry operation going on.”

Sedgwick said FACES was not using the truck. Buying it for CCC was a no-brainer.

Both FACES and Delma’s Food Pantry are FeedMore agencies, and Sedgwick and Seal serve on the FeedMore Advisory Committee together.

Seal noted in an interview in early April that Cumberland County is considered a food desert and that 70% of the population qualifies for services. However, she said those numbers could very well rise due to the coronavirus outbreak.