Full Circle   Recently updated !

Virginia Graham lives in a small apartment in what was once a historic chapel in the picturesque village of Elliston, Virginia. She enjoys her bit of tranquility, but she has also faced a lot of challenges in her lifetime. She used to do office work – data entry and some […]


Breaking New Ground   Recently updated !

On a bright, sunny day in June, Feeding America Southwest Virginia gathered with a group of partners at a building on Melrose Avenue that has seen better days. It is fondly remembered for its days as the fine-dining establishment Lowell’s Restaurant. But its most recent incarnation, the nightclub “Ms. Choc’s […]


David: Reflections from Michelle Stamper

Michelle Stamper is the volunteer director of a FASWVA Mobile Food Pantry site in Grayson County. It was winter when I first met David, so we were holding the Mobile Food Pantry distribution inside the gym. I was up front calling out numbers and taking cards as clients started through […]


FASWVA Food Truck Fest – September 29   Recently updated !

Hunger Action Month Feature Event Feeding America Southwest Virginia FOOD TRUCK FEST Join us on Friday, September 29th for food, fun, beer music, activities for the kids and more! Presented by Food Lion Feeds, the FASWVA Food Truck Fest will be held at the Vinton Farmer’s Market from 5 to […]


Giving Back in Retirement: IRA Charitable Rollover   Recently updated !

1 in 8 individuals in our community doesn’t always know whether they’ll have enough food to eat. Your support can make a difference! If you’ve reached the age of 701/2, and are considering ways to reduce your federal income tax on unneeded, but required distributions from your traditional IRA – […]