The Roanoke Center, the non-profit subsidiary of Roanoke Electric Cooperative, has installed a “Blessing Box,” one of several small food pantries set up in food desert areas where access to affordable healthy food options is limited. Community members can either donate non-perishable food items or take what they need from the box. This box, open 24-7, is located on the outside of the center. The charitable endeavor stems from the center’s partnership with The Purple Angel Foundation, which is installing these blessing boxes throughout Northampton County. Organizers will also accept monetary donations to support this cause.