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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Southern Season donated 1,500 pounds of fresh and frozen food to Little Sisters of the Poor Virginia. The donation, valued at $5,000, was made the same week Southern Season announced it was closing its two-year-old Libbie Mill location.

“Richmond and Virginia are still very important to us,” Southern Season President Dave Herman said. “In new and existing markets, we like to support charitable causes. This is an excellent opportunity for us to do that.”

Little Sisters of the Poor Virginia planned to use the donation to help Virginia’s low income elderly population and offset cost of its RVA French Food Festival fundraiser.

“We are so grateful for the fabulous donation of food that will help us,” Sister Rosemarie, Collecting Sister for Little Sisters of the Poor Virginia, said. “Income from our residents covers only about 40 percent of our operating costs. This will help us cut down the cost of the French Food Festival and go a long way toward helping with meals we prepare in the home.”

A 40 percent off sale is underway at Southern Season. The specialty food store is be open through April 25.

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