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Food Banks Feel Effects of Storm

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Reporter: Lauren Compton | Videographer: Parker Slaybaugh

Lynchburg, VA - Local food banks are still feeling the effects of the derecho.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has seen an influx of people coming in for help.

Officials there say a lot of residents are coming in to replace spoiled food, due to the power outages. But, officials say it has not been easy to help them. The food bank lost food in their freezer, and has had to move other food out to agencies they support.

"We've had a lot of obstacles we have had to overcome because a lot of our agencies have had some kind of increase and they lost a lot of their product so it's kind of a trickle system going on there," said Christy West, community outreach coordinator for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Officials at the food bank expect the need to increase for the next few weeks. They are encouraging people to donate to local food banks to help.

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