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Farm Fresh® Donates $25,000 to Support Colonial Behavioral Health
Farm Fresh President Micky Nye, with members of the grocery chain’s executive staff and district director, on June 3 presented a $25,000 grant from The SUPERVALU Foundation to Colonial Behavioral Health Executive Director David Coe, Board of Directors Chairman Charles “Rip” McAdams, and the agency’s military services administrative staff.
Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy® has presented a $25,000 grant from the SUPERVALU Foundation to Colonial Behavioral Health (CBH) in support of the agency’s mission, which CBH earmarked for services for military, veterans, and their dependents.
“Farm Fresh, along with the generosity of our customers, employees and vendor partners, has a proud history of supporting our servicemen and women and we were delighted to make this presentation,” said Farm Fresh President Micky Nye. “CBH programming provides vital services for so many families in our communities, and helps us extend our support in new and meaningful ways.”
Farm Fresh, which operates 41 supermarkets, five in CBH’s service area, contributes to non-profit organizations whose primary missions address hunger relief, education, and support for the military. They also have a long-standing philanthropic relationship with Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
“Farm Fresh is one of the most respected and best-known businesses in our area, and we were both surprised and deeply honored that they, as part of the SUPERVALU Corporation, selected us to receive this donation,” said CBH Executive Director David Coe. “Colonial Behavioral Health’s services to our veterans, active duty military members, and their families will be greatly aided by this contribution.”
Colonial Behavioral Health is currently the only community services board in the state with a dedicated military liaison and a military-friendly clinic that treats active duty, veterans, and their dependents as a priority population for services.
CBH’s mission is to serve all individuals, but an increasing number of individuals with military connections seeking services prompted staff in March 2015 to focus on meeting the unique needs of the population. CBH internally designated its York-Poquoson Office as its military-friendly clinic due to the location’s proximity to the area’s military bases. The office’s staff members have more than 65 combined years of active duty military, reserve, and Department of Defense service.
About Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy
Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy was founded in 1957 as a neighborhood grocery store providing world class customer service. From the very beginning, community involvement has been an important part of Farm Fresh.
Today, Farm Fresh is one of the premier grocers in the Hampton Roads area. Farm Fresh prides itself on providing its customers with competitively-priced products, clean stores, one-stop shopping services, and a large selection of quality national and regional brands.
Farm Fresh currently operates stores in Hampton Roads, Franklin and Richmond, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.farmfreshsupermarkets.com.
About Colonial Behavioral Health
Founded in 1971, Colonial Behavioral Health provides mental health, intellectual disability and substance use disorder services to the citizens of James City County, the City of Poquoson, the City of Williamsburg and York County. CBH, a 501(c)3 governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, is one of 40 statewide community services boards. For more information, visit www.ColonialBehavioralHealth.org.