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Allen O. Woody, 1947-2015

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Feeding America Southwest Virginia board member Allen Oat Woody III, 68, of Roanoke on Monday, July 13, 2015. Allen was born in Roanoke, Va., on July 9, 1947. He grew up in nearby Rocky Mount, Va. He went on to Roanoke College in […]


Ride to Feed America

Riding to Feed America – 500 Mile Relay Johnny Mason has assembled a three man team to relay 500 miles over the Labor Day weekend for Feeding America Southwest Virginia. You do not have to peddle but Johnny’s team needs your help by gathering canned goods and taking them to Berglund Ford and Mazda at 834 East Main […]

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What It’s Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget

What do you really know about SNAP and food insecurity? Here are 6 things that will open your eyes. “In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in households struggling with hunger, a stark number which includes 15.8 million children and 4.8 million seniors. Food insecurity is a daily reality for about one in seven households. So why […]

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Stamp Out Hunger 2015 – Results!

Local letter carriers collect over 264,000 pounds of food for the hungry during the Stamp Out Hunger campaign!   On Saturday, May 9th, the letter carriers of NALC Local Branch 524 collected 264,257 pounds of food from residents along their postal routes during the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The National Association of Letter […]