FASWVA graduates first culinary arts training class

The inaugural cohort of four students recently graduated from Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s Culinary Arts Training program. Mona Ardoun, Althea J. Jenkins, Charles Parker and Shaqueena Snyder were recognized with certificates of completion and high praise from their instructor, FASWVA Director of Culinary Arts, Marti Burbridge. Burbridge lauded the students […]


Impact 2017 Cover Page

Think local. Give local. Feed Local.

I’ve been thinking about the meaning of community and the food bank’s mission as we prepare our annual report Impact: 2017. Community is all around us. We create and are created by communities. And for Feeding America Southwest Virginia, we are called to nourish communities and help stabilize the lives […]


Peanut Butter Drive August 1-31

Feeding America Southwest Virginia, Kroger and Q99 are teaming up to collect peanut butter throughout the month of August to support those facing hunger in Southwest Virginia. During the month of August, Kroger stores throughout Southwest Virginia will be collecting jars of peanut butter. Shoppers may contribute peanut butter to […]


FASWVA and Aetna Feed the Hungry at RAM Clinic in Wise

Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Aetna recently teamed up to provide non-perishable food boxes to patients attending the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia. Thanks to sponsorship from Aetna, 1,500 boxes of food including canned vegetables, rice, beans, cereal and other staples were distributed. In additional to their financial […]


FASWVA Summer Feeding Sites for Children

According to Feeding America national’s most recent “Map the Meal Gap” study, 1 in 6 children are at risk of hunger in Southwest Virginia. Feeding America Southwest Virginia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all […]