CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) – The Emergency Food Network is going to celebrate its 50th anniversary with an event at the newly dedicated Kindlewood on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. The event will feature music, entertainment, food and beverages.

“EFN was founded to meet local need, is locally funded and almost entirely run by volunteers, so it’s wonderful to share this anniversary celebration of neighbors helping neighbors,” said EFN Board Co-Chair Gwen Goodkin.

Since its founding in 1973, EFN has provided free food to Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents, according to a release. Anyone needing food can call (434) 979-9180 between 9 a.m. and noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to schedule a same-day pickup. No financial information is required.

EFN spends 90 percent of all financial donations on the food and staples it provides to clients.

If it rains on Saturday, the event will be held on Sept. 30.

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