Community Harvest granted tax exemption

Published 8:15 am Friday, December 21, 2012

ISLE OF WIGHT—The Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to exempt Community Harvest Outreach of Windsor from personal property and real estate taxes after a Thursday public hearing.

“We’re so happy that Supervisor Dee Dee Darden saw the vision. We really appreciate it,” said Community Harvest Board Member Debra Hicks, who gave a video presentation outlining the non-profit’s purpose.

From 2007 to 2012, Community Harvest had served 72,904 households by providing clothes and food.

In October, the organization received six acres from Carl Langley, president of Barbee Investments in Newport News. The property on Courthouse Highway is north of Windsor Middle School between Twin Ponds and Beal drives.

A community center, expanded food pantry and clothes closet are planned.