1 in 8 Southwest Virginia residents facing hunger

While the United States economy has improved and unemployment rates have declined, more than 154,500 people in Southwest Virginia still struggle to meet their basic need for food – including more than 48,900 children. Food insecurity is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, […]

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2016 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

  Feeding the hungry is challenging. But this weekend, it’s as easy as putting a letter in your mailbox. On Saturday, May 14th, letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations. All you need to do is leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable food for pick-up. Collection bins will also be available at Food Lion stores […]

2016 Matching Challenge

You have a special opportunity to help twice as many people in Southwest Virginia who don’t have enough food . . . The Board of Directors of Feeding America Southwest Virginia has offered a generous Matching Challenge Grant of $25,000 to reach a goal of $50,000. Our Board is challenging you and other supporters to […]

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2016 GiveBigNRV

In the New River Valley, 1 in 8 people are at risk of hunger. The rate is even higher among kids. In our community, 1 in 5 kids go hungry. When you give $1 to FASWVA, you provide seven meals to hungry kids, seniors, families, and veterans. We work with twenty local partner agencies in […]

2016 Annual Fund Drive

Even though she has a college education and works two jobs, Janine knows about hunger. As a single mom with plenty of bills, she has a hard time feeding her two sons. That’s why she’s so thankful for Feeding America Southwest Virginia and friends like you. She no longer worries about her family going hungry. […]

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