October is Virginia Wine Month, a popular time to sample some of the state’s finest vintages. This year, a local wine bar is using the month’s focus on local wines to help a local charity. For every bottle of Virginia wine purchased this month, The Wine Loft is donating a backpack of food to local food pantry FeedMore.
The backpacks The Wine Loft is donating are part of FeedMore’s BackPack Program, which feeds children in need.
“There are over 3,600 kids in Central VA who are chronically hungry—they simply do not know where their next meal is coming from,” said Mark Smith, FeedMore’s board chair. “With help from friends like Jeff and Christy Ottaviano at The Wine Loft, FeedMore feeds as many of these kids as we can every day.”
“Virginia Wine Month is always a great time to encourage people to try some of the amazing local wines we carry,” Jeff Ottaviano, owner of The Wine Loft said. “We’ve donated to FeedMore many times before, and October is one of our favorite times to help those in need. Richmonders can come in, find a new favorite wine, support a local winery, and feed the hungry all at once.”