2018 FASWVA/Kroger Grocery Dash: Lifestyle TV Showdown!

The Feeding America Southwest Virginia/Kroger Grocery Dash is BACK and better than ever! Join us on #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, November 27, at 1 p.m. at the Ridgewood Farms Kroger store (1925 Electric Rd.) in Salem to watch three teams of your favorite local lifestyle TV hosts dash to feed the hungry! […]


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 […]


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 […]

Impact 2017 Cover Page

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 […]