Loudoun Hunger Relief starts soft opening for new market

A wonderful new grocery store-style market has quietly opened in Leesburg. It’s the soft opening for the latest project from Loudoun Hunger Relief.

The non-profit organization that helps provide food and household items to individuals and families in need has launched its new Community Services Center on Miller Drive SE.

More than 14,000 Loudoun residents need food assistance each year, according to the organization.

The Center includes the newly expanded food market that offers clients the chance to shop the aisles and shelves and coolers themselves, choosing the items that they need. In the past, volunteers usually gathered items for shoppers from a requested list.

Images: Loudoun Hunger Relief

Besides the new market, Loudoun Hunger Relief has also allocated space in the new center for other area non-profits including Loudoun Literacy, Crossroads Jobs, and Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers — making a “one-stop shop” for visitors seeking assistance.

The official ribbon cutting and grand opening for the Community Services Center is scheduled for next Thursday, September 28 at 750 Miller Drive, Suite 110.