Patricia heads over to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to learn all about their programs and how they help those facing hunger within our community.
Their programs serve seniors, children and individuals who are struggling to get enough food on a daily basis. The Backpack Programs, is a fantastic program which helps hungry school children. For many children, their only meals are the ones they receive at school. With this program, backpacks are filled with food then sent home with children to ensure that they will get enough nutrition over the weekends.
Another program is their 757 Mobile Market. Essentially a farmers’ market on wheels, this truck is stocked with fresh produce, dairy and meats and is driven to communities in need.
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Their Food Hubs, located within low income communities offer everything from workforce development training and housing counseling, to financial literacy training and of course, food.
Through a partnership with TCC and TowneBank, the Foodbank has established the Community Feed, a resource that provides food to students -whether it’s a grab and go meal or boxes of food that they can take home to their families. This helps students focus on their studies and not worry about whether or not they will be able to eat every day.
Volunteers are always welcome at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, as are food and monetary donations, so if you are able, please help them in their efforts to eradicate hunger in Virginia.
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